Yale-Fundamental-of-Physics-I-I-Lecture-20-QM-II

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First thing I said is, everything is really particles, all things, electrons, photons, protons, neutrons. They are all particles, so let there be no doubt about that. By that, I mean if one of them hits your face, like an electron, you will feel it in only one tiny region, one spot.

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847: FUNDAMENTALS OF PHYSICS IILecture 20 - Quantum Mechanics II [April 5, 2010]Chapter 1: Review of Double Slit Experiment Using Electrons [00:00:00]Professor Ramamurti Shankar:Well, this is just informal discussion till everybody's in here. So any questions on the subject? What?Student:Every question.Professor Ramamurti Shankar:Everything. Okay, well, you know what, you guys should stop and ask more things as you go along, because there is just no way you could get all of this. And it's a little strange and only by talking about it, you will at least know what's going on. There's no way to make it reasonable. It's not a reasonable world out there. I can only tell you what it is. I take that view; when I teach quantum mechanics, just tell the rules and say, "This is what happens. This is how we calculate things." And whether you like the formulas or not, it's not my concern. And the fact that it doesn't look like daily life, also not my concern, because this is not daily life. Strange things happen. But you have to keep me informed on how much you're following and what you are understanding, at any stage. Don't wait for this to end, because it's not something where you can go on the last day and figure everything out. And I will try to repeat at every stage what has gone up to that point, because the whole thing is only a few lectures, maybe six or so. I can afford to go back every time to the beginning.But I know that it makes sense to me, because I've seen i

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