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Chapter 27: Quantum Theory
The Quantum and the Cosmos I
Visit this scrapbook of the development of quantum theory. Describe Einstein's perspective on the idea that one could never predict the precise moment when an atom would emit a quantum of light.

The Photoelectric Effect
Surf through the implications, examples of, and questions about the photoelectric effect. What causes electrons to be ejected from a metal surface?

The Page of Uncertainty
This is a review of uncertainties in quantum mechanics, with some good history on the subject. Why is the uncertainty principle not observable with large objects, like baseballs?

Virtual Trips to Black Holes and Neutron Stars
Discover the astronomical implications of quantum mechanics. How are black holes and neutron stars related to quantum mechanics?

Electron Microscopy
This page explains how electron microscopes work. What is the difference between SEMs and TEMs?

Great Big Teeny Tinies
This page is an EM gallery of everyday things, including a cockroach, a tick, a tooth, and blood. Try to guess what each image is.

STM Image Gallery

This page is an EM gallery of everyday things, including a cockroach, a tick, a tooth, and blood. Try to guess what each image is.

 


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