Since I flubbed yesterday, here’s my list for this week: Thirteen of my favorite Quantum Mechanics questions answered at Physlink.com.

1. What are quantum numbers? And how many are there?
2. If Big Bang theory suggests that the universe started out as a homogeneous mass that spread uniformly in all directions, how did we get ‘lumps’ [stars, galaxies, etc] in the universe?
3. What is the significance of uncertainty principle in the real world?
4. What is a quantum dot?
5. If the Sun is supposed to be producing white light, why does the sun appear yellow to the eye instead of white?
6. If nothing can come out of the black hole, how come the x-rays can be emitted?
7. How did the Atom obtain it’s name?
8. What is the quantum theory of gravity?
9. What is the smallest amount of time?
10. What is the basic difference between the Pauli Exclusion Principle and the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle?
11. Which is larger, the proton or the neutron?
12. What is a Bose-Einstein condensate?
13. What does the term ‘strangeness’ refer to?

See all of the questions and answers in the Physlink Ask the Experts section.

Hat tip: Paperback Writer

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5 Responses to “Thursday Thirteen on Friday”

  1. Gee, thanks for making my brain hurt! Your post should come with a warning: MENSA Members Only!! 😉

  2. Oh, please, you can take it. 🙂

  3. physics is my most hated subject. i think this is for the intelligent people only =)

    hope you can drop by and check my TT for this week: my favorite tv shows in the 80s

  4. I actually clicked over and read the answer for the smallest about of time question, and I think I almost sort of got it, but that may just be because it’s 2:30 in the morning, and I’m too sleepy to recognize my brain’s limitations.

    Definitely an intriguing TT list.

  5. Apparently 2:30 in the morning affects the simple spelling part of my brain as well–should have typed ‘amount of time’, not ‘about of time’. Time for me to go night-night.

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