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History of Science

The Three Pictures of Reality

April 23, 2020

Schrödinger’s theory of the superposed state doesn’t provide a complete picture of reality. There are three main hypotheses that attempt to augment Schrödinger’s theory and offer a clearer picture. […]

Graph illustrating black-body curves from Max Planck's experiment and comparison to the classical theory of Rayleigh-Jeans.
History of Science

How Max Planck Gave Birth to the Concept of Quanta

April 23, 2020

Light was believed to be a wave in the late 19th century and early 20th century, but this didn’t work in the case of black-body radiation. German physicist Max Planck came up with a theory which claimed emitted and absorbed light was in the form of quanta. […]

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