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7-1 Chapter 7 Quantum Theory and Atomic Structure
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7-2 Quantum Theory and Atomic Structure 7.1 The Nature of Light 7.2 Atomic Spectra 7.3 The Wave-Particle Duality of Matter and Energy 7.4 The Quantum-Mechanical Model of the Atom
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7-3 HAPPY MOLE DAY Q: What did Avogadro teach his students in math class? A: Moletiplication Q: What kind of fruit did Avogadro eat in the summer? A: Watermolens Q: What did Avogadro invent for his wife’s night cream? A: Oil of Molay Q: What is Avogadro's favorite kind of music? A: Rock 'N' Mole What's the ACC mole's least favorite college football team? The Florida State Semimoles Who is the mole's favorite rapper? Mole-ja Boy What's the mole's favorite brand of soda? Coca-Mola. What's the mole's favorite Disney Movie? The Little Molemaid What is the mole's favorite Britney Spears song? Gimme Mole OR Hit me baby one mole time. Why are moles always on the phone? Because they love moleble devices. Why do moles love Tyra Banks? Because she's on America's Next Top Moledel .
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7-4 The story of Schroedinger's cat (an epic poem) Dear Cecil: Cecil, you're my final hope Of finding out the true Straight Dope For I have been reading of Schroedinger's cat But none of my cats are at all like that. This unusual animal (so it is said) Is simultaneously live and dead! What I don't understand is just why he Can't be one or other, unquestionably. My future now hangs in between eigenstates. In one I'm enlightened, the other I ain't. If you understand, Cecil, then show me the way And rescue my psyche from quantum decay. But if this queer thing has perplexed even you, Then I will and won't see you in Schroedinger's zoo. — Randy F., Chicago www.straightdope.com
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7-5 Dear Randy: Schroedinger, Erwin! Professor of physics! Wrote daring equations! Confounded his critics! (Not bad, eh? Don't worry. This part of the verse Starts off pretty good, but it gets a lot worse.) Win saw that the theory that Newton'd invented By Einstein's discov'ries had been badly dented. What now? wailed his colleagues. Said Erwin, "Don't panic, No grease monkey I, but a quantum mechanic. Consider electrons. Now, these teeny articles Are sometimes like waves, and then sometimes like particles. If that's not confusing, the nuclear dance Of electrons and suchlike is governed by chance! No sweat, though--my theory permits us to judge Where some of 'em is and the rest of 'em was." Not everyone bought this. It threatened to wreck The comforting linkage of cause and effect. E'en Einstein had doubts, and so Schroedinger tried To tell him what quantum mechanics implied.
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7-6 Said Win to Al, "Brother, suppose we've a cat, And inside a tube we have put that cat at-- Along with a solitaire deck and some Fritos, A bottle of Night Train, a couple mosquitoes (Or something else rhyming) and, oh, if you got 'em, One vial prussic acid, one decaying ottom Or atom--whatever--but when it emits, A trigger device blasts the vial into bits Which snuffs our poor kitty. The odds of this crime Are 50 to 50 per hour each time.
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