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Saturday, January 2, 2010

Quantum Mechanics

Quantum mechanics is a description of the physical reality at the atomic level of matter (molecules and atoms) and the subatomic (electrons, protons, and even smaller particles).
And Matrices in Quantum Mechanics serve as a key tool for describing the scattering experiments which form the cornerstone of experimental particle physics: Collision reactions such as occur in particle accelerators, where non-interacting particles head towards each other and collide in a small interaction zone, with a new set of non-interacting particles as the result, can be described as the scalar product of outgoing particle states and a linear combination of ingoing particle states. The linear combination is given by a matrix known as the S-matrix, which encodes all information about the possible interactions between particles.
http://www.chem.tamu.edu/rgroup/hughbanks/courses/673/handouts/qm_notes.pdf
An example is included above in the link, i could have typed it, but since it is long and it is Quantum Mechanics we are talking abou here i prefered no to post it.

Walid Wehbe

4 comments:

  1. Walid,

    Thank you for your post. BUT

    1) there is NO link to where you got your information from

    2) There is NO concrete example on the use of matrices / determinants, etc

    So, if you would like to Change/Add to your Post, you still have time to do so.

    Thanks, Zeina

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  2. nice work walid i didn't know that we use matrices in quantum mechanics.

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  3. Ok Walid,

    I think that you rewrote your post! Am I right??

    It looks much better now actually! Good job!

    The example and the applications you chose is a bit complicated :) So, you could have explained a bit more... If you have time! If not, this will be OK.

    Thanks, Zeina

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  4. Actually miss, understanding the relation need a graduate physic student, and just posting the above in a way of relating those two subjects took time because it really is too much complicated.

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