Logo

Photons, Schmotons by John Baez, Michael Weiss

Photons, Schmotons
by

Publisher: University of California
Number of pages: 47

Description:
Did you ever wonder 'What the heck is a photon, anyway?' Well, this question quickly gets you into pretty deep waters. Not only do you need to understand Maxwell's equations and quantum mechanics, you need to understand how they fit together into a marvelous theory called 'quantum electrodynamics'. These webpages won't teach you quantum electrodynamics. But they'll give you a little nudge in the right direction.

Home page url

Download or read it online for free here:
Download link
(multiple formats)

Similar books

Book cover: X-ray ScatteringX-ray Scattering
by - InTech
This book is intended to give overviews of the relevant X-ray scattering techniques, particularly about inelastic X-ray scattering, elastic scattering, grazing-incidence small-angle X-ray scattering, small-angle X-ray scattering, and more.
(2800 views)
Book cover: Optical Physics and Quantum ElectronicsOptical Physics and Quantum Electronics
by - Harvard University
Theoretical background needed to understand developments in optical research and photonic technology. Topics presented include wave propagation in anisotropic media; interaction of light with matter; quantization of the radiation field; etc.
(9754 views)
Book cover: Optical InterferometryOptical Interferometry
by - InTech
This book covers various aspects of optical interferometry including descriptions of novel apparatuses and methods, application interferometry for studying biological objects, surface qualities, materials characterization, and optical testing.
(1756 views)
Book cover: Atomic and Molecular PhysicsAtomic and Molecular Physics
by - York University
From the table of contents -- Introduction: the field-free Schroedinger hydrogen atom; Atoms in electric fields: the Stark effect; Interaction of atoms with radiation; Brief introduction to relativistic Quantum Mechanics.
(7443 views)