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Quantum Physics by Norah Berrah PhD, Paul V. Pancella, Marc Humphrey

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CHAPTER19

Quantum Lights and Solids

In This Chapter

  • Everyday applications of quantum jumps, states, and energy levels
  • How quantum physics lights our streets and brewpubs
  • Atomic clocks and global positioning
  • Semiconductors and superconductivity

Quantum physics has not only improved our fundamental understanding of nature. It has also spawned a new breed of technology, thanks in part to the ingenious experiments that validated many aspects of quantum theory over the past century.

In this chapter we will begin our survey of today’s quantum technologies, carefully relating each to the principles we developed throughout this book. We will describe ...

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