The most beautiful experiences in quantum physics

The most beautiful experiences in quantum physics
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In classical physics, there are two well-differentiated worlds: waves (mechanical or electromagnetic) and particles (corpuscles), both very well defined.

At first it was believed that there was no connection between these two worlds, but at the end of the 19th century, when smaller worlds (molecules, atoms and their components) became known, it was discovered that the smallest particles were like waves. can behave.

If particles behave like waves, we need to know which wave is associated with those particles: the “particle wave”.

At the same time, at that time, the opposite became apparent: wave behavior similar to that of particles. Two examples are the photoelectric effect and the Compton effect.

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