Topic |
Description |
Author |
Format |

Wave-Particle Duality |
A brief summary of wave-particle duality, from a first year physics
course that uses minimal mathematics; the entire set of materials
from the course is available by clicking here.
(14k) |
Anthony W. Key |
html |

Quantum Interference |
A brief summary of quantum interference and the uncertainty principle,
from a first year physics course that uses minimal mathematics; the
entire set of materials from the course is available by clicking here.
(39k) |
Anthony W. Key |
html |

Double Slit: html
pdf |
A discussion of the "Feynman double slit," which forms the basis
of many discussions of Quantum Mechanics. The topic is quite subtle,
but the document is equally accessible to students at all levels.
(183k/216k) |
David M. Harrison |
html and pdf |

The Bohr
Model of the Atom |
A very brief introduction, originally designed for upper-year liberal
arts students. (30k) |
David M. Harrison |
html |

Schrödinger's Cat html
pdf |
A very brief introduction, originally designed for upper-year liberal
arts students. (31k/34k) |
David M. Harrison |
html and pdf |

Quantum Mechanics: a Poor
Person's Guide |
An overview of quantum mechanics, from a first year physics course
that uses minimal mathematics; the entire set of materials from the
course is available by clicking here.
(13k) |
Anthony W. Key |
html |

Quantum Mechanics: Interpretation |
An overview of quantum mechanics, from a first year physics course
that uses minimal mathematics; the entire set of materials from the
course is available by clicking here.
(10k) |
Anthony W. Key |
html |

Black Hole Thermodynamics html
pdf |
Course notes from a one-hour class on black hole thermodynamics
for upper-year liberal arts students. (25k/47k) |
David M. Harrison |
html and pdf |

Flash Animations
for Physics |
An index to various Flash animations for physics. (12k). |
David M. Harrison |
html |

Locality and Quantum Mechanics html
pdf |
A brief introduction to the conflict between local cause and effect
and Quantum Mechanics. Based on a discussion in an upper year liberal
arts course in physics without mathematics. (24k/39k) |
David M. Harrison |
html and pdf |

Complementarity & Copenhagen Interpretation html
pdf |
A discussion of Bohr's Principle of Complementarity and its extension
to the Copenhagen Interpreation of Quantum Mechnics. Based on a discussion
for an upper-year liberal arts course in modern physics without mathematics.
(89k/115k) |
David M. Harrison |
html and pdf |

The Development of Quantum Mechanics html
pdf |
A brief survey of the development of Quantum Mechanics in the 1920's
by Schrödinger and Heisenberg. Some of the material is non-traditional.
Based on a discussion in an upper year liberal arts course in physics
without mathematics. (13k/26k) |
David M. Harrison |
html and pdf |

Stern-Gerlach Experiment html
pdf |
This classic experiment introduces the notion of quantum spin; it
is a vital introduction to many treatments of the "Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen"
paradox and to Bell's theorem. This document is equally accessible
to students at all levels. (76k/106k) |
David M. Harrison |
html and pdf |

Bell's Theorem html
pdf |
A derivation of the theorem and a discussion of the consequences.
A somewhat subtle topic, but here it is treated in a non-technical
fashion. It assumes knowledge of wave-particle duality such as can
be found in the *Double Slit* or the *Wave-Particle Duality*
documents; also assumed is considerable knowledge of the *Stern-Gerlach
Experiment*, for which there is also a document here. (150k/151k) |
David M. Harrison |
html and pdf |

Two analogies to Bell's Theorem html pdf |
Two analogies to Bell's Theorem. They are both somwhat simpler
than the previous document on Bell's Theorem on this list.(62k/74k) |
David M. Harrison |
html and pdf |

Entanglement |
A handout that accompanied a talk on Entanglement to the Canadian
Association of Natural Philosophers, a group of amateurs interested
in science. |
David M. Harrison |
pdf |

Quantum Teleportation |
A discussion of Quantum Teleportation, Information, and Cryptography.
Based on a presentation to an upper-year course in modern physics
without mathematics. (41k) |
David M. Harrison |
html |

Deterministic
Quantum Teleportation |
A report of a measurement of quantum teleportation. One of the
authors, D.F.V. James, is now at the University of Toronto. |
M. Reibe et al. |
pdf |