Lecture 6 - Lecture 6 Chapter 3 CHMY 141 Spring 2016...

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26/01/2016 1 Lecture 6: Chapter 3 CHMY 141 Spring 2016 Quantum Mechanics Theory and Mathematical Description of the VERY small Quantum mechanics has been experimentally verified over and over for the past 100 years, but some concepts are still difficult to comprehend Everything is still an approximation It has been used to provide us with a practical understanding of the world that enables things like: Lasers MRIs Computer hard drives Nature of Light Electrons share many characteristics with light Light is also called electromagnetic radiation It has an electric and a magnetic field component Light moves very quickly Speed of light (c) = 3.00 x 10 8 m/s
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26/01/2016 2 How to Characterize Light Light is characterized by its amplitude and by either wavelength (λ) or frequency (ν) Amplitude – magnitude of the wave Determines how “bright” a lightsource is Wavelength – Distance between two crests (or two troughs) of the light wave
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