ERIC Number: ED041753
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966
Reference Count: 0
The Conceptual Foundations of Quantum Mechanics.
This monograph was written for the Conference on the New Instructional Materials in Physics, held at the University of Washington in summer, 1965. It is intended for use by college students at the Junior and Senior levels. There are nine chapters in this monograph. The failure of classical theory in dealing with elementary particles physics is discussed in chapter 1. Rutherford's experiment on the scattering of a particle and its consequences for theory are presented in chapter 2. Chapter 3 concerns electrons and protons while chapter 4 presents an analysis of electron diffraction. Heisenberg's principle of indeterminacy and its interpretations are the subjects of chapters 5 and 6. The author discusses the dynamical properties of microsystems in chapter 7. The principle of statistical determinism and the microphysical concept of state are presented in chapter 8. Chapter 9 summarizes the basic ideas of quantum mechanics. The monograph concludes with a list of general references for non-classical characteristics of microphysical phenomena. (LC)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Commission on Coll. Physics, College Park, MD.
Note: Monograph written for the Conference on the New Instructional Materials in Physics (University of Washington, Seattle, 1965)