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written by David Stern
This series of eight linked web pages provides a non-mathematical introduction to atomic theory from a historical perspective. The foundations of quantum physics are traced from the discovery of atoms up to quantum tunneling. Other topics include atomic spectra and blackbody radiation. This is part of "From Stargazers to Starships", an extensive web site covering introductory topics in physics and astronomy. Spanish and French translations are available.
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General Physics
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Modern Physics
- Atomic Physics
Quantum Physics
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© 1998 David Stern
atom, bohr model, quantum, sommerfeld model, wave mechanics
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