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HowStuffWorks "Learn how Everything Works!"

HowStuffWorks "Learn how Everything Works!" | Physics | Scoop.it
HowStuffWorks explains thousands of topics, from engines to lock-picking to ESP, with video and illustrations so you can learn how everything works.
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Sometimes when explaining scientific concepts, the jargon used by those who are scientifically literate can mislead and discourage you from learning. HowStuffWorks is a website designed to boil down complex ideas into everyday language for any who are interested. Type a question you might have about the world into their search bar, and prove me wrong!

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Quantum Wave Interference

Quantum Wave Interference | Physics | Scoop.it
When do photons, electrons, and atoms behave like particles and when do they behave like waves? Watch waves spread out and interfere as they pass through a double slit, then get detected on a screen as tiny dots.
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Run the simulation provided by phet.colorado.edu of the double slit quantum experiment and answer the following questions.

 

When does light behave as a wave, and when does it behave as a particle?

 

Is it possible to define any factors that could contribute to the interference pattern in the experiment changing? If so, what are they?

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