The physical world: quantum - for iPad/Mac/PC
The physical world: quantum - for iPad/Mac/PC
The Open University
This album examines the revolution in scientific thinking that overthrew classical physics in favour of quantum physics. Called the crown of the twentieth century, quantum mechanics is a blueprint for how everything behaves on an atomic level. Seven video tracks presented by Robert Llewellyn offer a beginner's guide to quantum. He revisits the battle of ideas fought between Einstein and Bohr, explains the importance of the Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen Thought Experiment, and looks to the future of quantum technology. This material forms part of the Open University course S207 The physical world.
The physical world: quantum
An introduction to this album.
Oct 8, 2009
52 sec
Transcript -- The physical world: quantum
An introduction to this album.
Oct 8, 2009
The quantum revolution
Science's best explanation for the mysterious principles at the root of existence. Without quantum theory, there'd be no mobile phones, computers or DVDs today.
Oct 8, 2009
2 min
Transcript -- The quantum revolution
Science's best explanation for the mysterious principles at the root of existence. Without quantum theory, there'd be no mobile phones, computers or DVDs today.
Oct 8, 2009
Einstein and Bohr
The clash between the two giants of twentieth century physics. Einstein is a household name, but who was Neils Bohr?
Oct 8, 2009
5 min
Transcript -- Einstein and Bohr
The clash between the two giants of twentieth century physics. Einstein is a household name, but who was Neils Bohr?
Oct 8, 2009
The uncertainty principle
How subatomic particles behave. A simple explanation for one of the fundamental features of quantum theory.
Oct 8, 2009
2 min
Transcript -- The uncertainty principle
How subatomic particles behave. A simple explanation for one of the fundamental features of quantum theory.
Oct 8, 2009
Einstein's objections to quantum theory
The uncertain universe versus the deterministic universe. Bohr's ideas had great success, but in the 1930s, they challenged the accepted laws of nature.
Oct 8, 2009
4 min
Transcript -- Einstein's objections to quantum theory
The uncertain universe versus the deterministic universe. Bohr's ideas had great success, but in the 1930s, they challenged the accepted laws of nature.
Oct 8, 2009
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