If light exhibits both particle and wave behavior,
what about electrons - do they show a dual nature as well?
If an electron acts like a wave, what is the wave, i.e.,
what is waving?
What is meant by the "wavefunction" for a particle?
What can be learned from the wavefunction?
What is the significance of the wavelength of the wave
associated with an electron?
What are the implications of the uncertainty principle
for the observation of electron position and momentum?
Atomic electrons have specific allowed energy
If atoms occupy only certain allowed levels, how
do they get from one allowed level to another?
Why do atoms emit or absorb only certain specific
colors of light?
How can you tell that there is calcium in the atmosphere
of the star Betelgeuse, which is about 310 light years
away from the earth?
Can an electron exist inside a nucleus? The
Schrodinger equation for a particle in a box
gives some insight.
How does the Schrodinger equation give insight
into the building of the periodic table?
Why is it that you are transparent to radio waves,
more and more opaque as the frequency increases
to the visible and ultraviolet part of the spectrum,
and then suddenly transparent again when you get
to the xray part of the electromagnetic spectrum?
Why do you say that ultraviolet exposure might involve
some risk of skin cancer, whereas exposure from your
microwave oven carries no such risk?
What types of radiation make up the ionizing radiation
which we might be exposed to?
What kind of failures of classical physics
led to the emergence of quantum theory?