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The Experimental Origins of Quantum Mechanics

  • Brian C. Hall
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Part of the Graduate Texts in Mathematics book series (GTM, volume 267)

Abstract

Quantum mechanics, with its controversial probabilistic nature and curious blending of waves and particles, is a very strange theory. It was not invented because anyone thought this is the way the world should behave, but because various experiments showed that this is the way the world does behave, like it or not. Craig Hogan, director of the Fermilab Particle Astrophysics Center, put it this way:

Keywords

Quantum Mechanic Electromagnetic Radiation Interference Pattern Nobel Prize Wave Theory 
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References

  1. [6].
    P.A.M. Dirac, The Principles of Quantum Mechanics, 4th edn. (Oxford University Press, Oxford, 1982)Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Brian C. Hall
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  1. 1.Department of MathematicsUniversity of Notre DameNotre DameUSA

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