Quantum Mechanics in Everyday Life

by Dr. Wilton L. Virgo, PhD


Quantum mechanics is the mathematical foundation for chemistry and physics on the microscopic scale.  The energies and interactions between atoms and molecules can be described using the mathematics of matrices and quantized angular momentum.  The seemingly esoteric mathematical language and quantum behavior of atoms and molecules have directly led to modern technology such as compact fluorescent bulbs, lasers, global positioning system (GPS) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).  Quantum Mechanics in Everyday Life provides an introduction to the language of quantum and leads the reader to a deeper understanding of familiar, widely-used technology at the atomic and molecular level.


About the Book

What does the angular momentum of a spinning top have to do with the quantum mechanics of chemical reactions?

Copyright 2014 Dr. Wilton L. Virgo, PhD