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Physlet Quantum Physics Section 3: The Need for a Quantum Theory provides simulation-based interactive resources that illustrate the experiments that motivated the creation of quantum mechanics. Topics include blackbody radiation, that photoelectric effect, Compton scattering, atomic spectra, and electron diffraction. Each chapter contains a set of explorations explaining the experiments and their implications and a set of qualitative and quantitative problems for students.
The 3rd edition of Physlet Quantum Physics has been ported in its entirety to HTML 5 using the SwingJS platform developed by Robert Hansen at St. Olaf College. These exercises can be accessed using an modern browser on any device.
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