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Quantum Mechanics Quantum Mechanics  is a set of principles and laws that govern all physical  systems; however, it is most relevant for systems of atomic and subatomic  entities. It was developed because classical mechanics failed to explain certain  phenomenon.  Classical mechanics focused solely on the particle-like behavior of electrons  whereas quantum mechanics addresses the fact that matter has wave-like 
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Unformatted text preview: properties in addition to particle-like properties. Furthermore, waves have particle-like properties in addition to their wave-like properties. This is called the wave-particle duality of matter and radiation. Another difference between classical mechanics and quantum mechanics is that quantum mechanics predicts probabilities in situations where classical mechanics predicts certainties....
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This note was uploaded on 06/10/2009 for the course ENGN 45 taught by Professor Wendy during the Spring '09 term at City College of San Francisco.

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