# 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 […]

# Important Update!

Hey everyone! I would like to update all of you on the status of MPC. Having now written 50 blog posts, I have decided to take a break from MPC for the next few weeks. Of course, I will keep all of the past content up, so feel free to read through previous posts! In […]

# Quantum Mechanics VIII: Wavefunctions Part 2

Hello, and welcome back to MPC! Last week, we began discussing wavefunctions. Today, we will resume this conversation and discover some interesting properties of wavefunctions. **Disclaimer: This post is going to cover the topic of wavefunctions at a very conceptual level. In other words, this post will not be a rigorous treatment of the subject. […]

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# Quantum Mechanics VIII: Wavefunctions Part 1

Hello, and welcome back to MPC! Last week, we discussed how the double-slit experiment with electrons provides experimental confirmation for the existence of matter waves. This week, we will take a closer look at matter waves by discussing a very important concept in quantum mechanics: wavefunctions. **Disclaimer: This post is going to cover the topic […]

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# Quantum Mechanics VII: The Double-Slit Experiment Part 2

Hello, and welcome back to MPC! Last week, we analyzed the double-slit experiment with waves. This week, we will continue looking at the double-slit experiment, but with a twist! Recall from last week’s post our experiment involving a wave passing through a wall with two slits in it: Figure 1: The double-slit experiment with a […]

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# Quantum Mechanics VII: The Double-Slit Experiment Part 1

Hello, and welcome back to MPC! Last week, we discussed some of the theory behind matter waves. This week, we will start discussing the experimental proof for the existence of matter waves. Before we resume our discussion on matter waves, we have to obtain a better understanding of the double-slit experiment. In a previous post, we […]

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# Quantum Mechanics VI: Matter Waves

Hello, and welcome back to MPC! Last week, we discussed the wave-particle duality of light. This week, we will start to explore this strange model of nature a little more. As a quick recap of last week’s post, we determined that the best way to describe light is as a strange wave-particle mixture. Specifically, we stated […]

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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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