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Physics

Quantum Mechanics and the Wave Idea

November 27, 2022

When it comes to the nature of light, Renée Descartes’s wave idea had considerable merit. He believed that a substance called aether permeated the universe through which light was conducted like a wave. […]

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Physics

The Double Slit Experiment and the Wave Nature of Light

November 26, 2022

Thomas Young’s double slit experiments showed light exhibiting exactly the same phenomenon as the interference of water waves. Using lasers he observed many beams of light coming through the slits, proving that light was a wave. […]

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Physics

Schrödinger’s Cat Explains State of Superposition

August 7, 2022

The famous “Schrödinger’s cat” is more than a joke about the unknown. It’s a hypothetical way of understanding an idea in quantum mechanics known as superposition. This week on Wondrium, philosophy meets physics. […]

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