Professor Sampler’s Notes: Wave-Particle Duality and Uncertainty

Topics Covered: Wave-particle duality Heisenberg’s uncertainty principle Wave function Function vs Equation God does not play dice – Einstein Einstein, stop telling God what to do – Niels Bohr If you feel you have a solid footing on all things science, you feel exactly like every other scientist did before the terrifying prospects of quantum […]

Professor Sampler’s Notes: Waves

Topics Covered: Definition of a wave Wavelength Frequency Nothing exists except atoms and empty space; everything else is opinion – Democritus A wave is a disturbance. Since everything is in motion constantly, waves are everywhere. Anything that moves displaces another thing. This ‘thing’ can be objects, particles or even spacetime. It’s one of those phenomena […]