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The Need for Quantum Mechanics

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Relativistic and Non-Relativistic Quantum Mechanics


Quantum mechanics was discovered in the second decade of the twentieth century. In that time, physicists were trying to explain phenomena involving atoms and molecules, so quantum mechanics was originally developed as the mechanics of the sub-microscopic world. Therefore, the concept of quantum particles referred to molecules, atoms, and the particles forming the atoms. Some of the phenomena that motivated the development of quantum mechanics are mentioned and explained in this chapter.

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Grave de Peralta, L., Fernández Lozada, M., Farooq, H., Eichman, G., Singh, A., Prime, G. (2023). The Need for Quantum Mechanics. In: Relativistic and Non-Relativistic Quantum Mechanics. Undergraduate Lecture Notes in Physics. Springer, Cham.

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