1 Quantum Sur-Realism
Write a paper on the meaning of Quantum Theory
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Include answers to these questions:

1) Why could scientists at the turn of the 19th century be forgiven? What was the inspirational work that Galileo and Newton produced that was on unshakable ground?
2) What were the adjectives used by the author to describe the Classical world of physics and compare them with the adjectives that describe the Quantum World?
3) What was the overwhelming evidence in support of the 'wave theory' of light? What were the difficulties with this theory? Include a diagram.

Chapter 1
1, 2-3, 4-5, 6-7, 8-9, 10-11, 12-13, 14-15, 16-17,18-19, 20-21,22-23,
, 26-27,28-29, 30-31, 32-33,34-35, 36-37, backcover

4) How did the investigation into blackbody radiation create the 'utraviolet catastrophe'? What is the 'utraviolet catastrophe'? Include a diagram.
5) Why is equation 1.2 ridiculous? Why does equation 1.3 make more sense?
6) What did Planck mean in his quote at the bottom of page 7?
7) What was the feeling of Planck and his fellow scientists about E = hf ?
8) Why is science NOT a democratic activity?
9) Describe the phenomena that led to the particle theory of energy?
This is a big question. . include diagrams. . .
10) Why is the 'wave-particle duality not obvious to us?
11) What alarmed Einstein about Quantum theory?
12) Explain figure 1.3.

13) What is Schrodinger's equation? How do the quantum numbers that Bohr suggested seem to flow naturally from Wave mechanics? You know these numbers, you studied them in chemistry.
14) How dis Schrodinger interpret the wavefunctions? Why did he want to return to his cherished notions of determinism and causality?
15) In a discussion with Bohr and Heisenberg, why did Schrodinger say, "I am sorry that I have ever had anything to do with quantum theory?"
16) Who said, "He does not play dice?" Why?
17) Without reading about Matrix Mechanics, explain the uncertainty principle and the track left by the electron in the cloud chamber.
18) What were Heisenberg's and Bohr's interpretation of the uncertainty principle? What does this mean?
19) What are the major differences between the Classical and the Quantum Mechanical interpretation of reality?
20) Why is the concept of Quantum Theory important to you?

K.C. Cole offers a less mathematical approach to understanding Quantum Mechanics and what it means to technological development.
    One thing that seems to bother people about the idea of quantum states is how they can mysteriously materialize out of nowhere--how can you get from A to B without trespassing on the territory in between? This quantum leaping in and out of existence is as unnerving as the Cheshire cat. An electron, however, cannot exist between quantum states--not even for an instant. There is no such thing as 'in between'.
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01 Introduction.mp3
02 WuLi.mp3
03 WuLi Master.mp3
04 Scientists.mp3
05 Caveats.mp3
06 Intro to Quantum Mechanics .mp3
07 Newtonian Physics.mp3
08 Science, Truth, Reality.mp3
09 Classical-vs-Quantum Physics.mp3
10 Newton's Laws.mp3
11 Newton's Universal Law of Gravity.mp3
12 Abstracting Reality.mp3
13 A Deterministic View.mp3
14 Position and Momentum.mp3
15 Probabilities.mp3
16 Creation or Discovery.mp3
17 An Outside Reality?.mp3
18 Objectivity.mp3

19 The Atom.mp3
20 Statistics of Atoms.mp3
21 The Copenhagen Interpretation.mp3
22 A Sharp Break. . ..mp3
23 WuLi--Organic Patterns in Nature.mp3

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