Understanding Quantum Mechanincs

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I have often noticed that teachers of Quantum Mechanics often teach their students as if they expect their students to understand it already. However, Richard Feynman once said, "I think I can
safely say that nobody understands quantum mechanics." My purpose in writing this is not to teach quantum mechanics, but to help one understand it. That said, you should not need any previous
knowledge on quantum mechanics (that is, I plan to explain it as well as I can to those who know nothing of the subject), but past knowledge has never hurt anyone. A final note: I am no expert on
quantum mechanics. I have no degrees in quantum mechanics. In fact, chances are I am younger than many of my current readers. That said, feel free to correct me if you know me to be wrong (please
cite a source; After all, if I'm describing it then I'm confident I know the material) and if you have any questions do not hesitate to ask.

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Introduction to Quantum Mechanics

Submitted: April 25, 2018


Unfortunately Booksie won't let me post the symbols required in this book, so I'll use their names and keep a short section of vocabulary and formulae here. "Quanta": Small packets of
electromagnetic radiation energy. Formula for finding size of Quanta: E=h*f Planck's Constant: 6.626*10^-34. Symbolized as h.
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Understanding Atoms

Submitted: April 27, 2018


Reduced Planck's constant: (symbolized as Hbar) Hbar=h/2pi. "Diffraction": The process of waves bending when they come into contact with a small slit. "Constructive interference": The process of
two waves that merge to form a larger one. "Destructive interference": The process of two wave that merge to for smaller wave or even cancel out entirely.
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The Matter Wave

Submitted: August 17, 2018


"Matter wave": The wave that exists with all matter. wavelength(m)=h/p(kg*m/s) p=m(kg)v(m/s)
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The Wave Function

Submitted: August 18, 2018


Psi: Used to symbolise the wave function. hbar: The symbol for reduced Planck's Constant.
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