Welcome to MPC!

Hello, and welcome to MPC! MPC is a blog that is intended to spread modern physics knowledge to anyone who is interested. There are no math/science prerequisites for any of the blog posts, although knowing a little bit of high school physics, algebra, and trigonometry may be helpful (but certainly not required). Modern physics should […]

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Quantum Mechanics V: The Wave-Particle Duality of Light

Hello, and welcome back to MPC! Last week, we discussed Einstein’s explanation for the photoelectric effect. Specifically, we discussed how the particle (photon) model of light is able to describe this strange phenomenon. This week, we will discuss another perspective on the nature of light: wave-particle duality! Recall our discussion of the double-slit experiment from […]

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