Quantum mechanics is the branch of physics that studies the behavior of matter at the atomic and subatomic levels. It explains phenomena such as how electrons behave in atoms, how light and matter interact, and how particles change into different types of particles.
The wavelike properties of electrons are useful in atomic physics because they help scientists explain the nature of matter on an extremely small scale. Waves are made up of many particles, called photons, that move through space at a constant speed. These properties allow electrons to transmit information from one atom to another with no loss of energy. In addition, this property allows electrons to travel through materials without scattering off atoms as they would if they were solid particles like protons or neutrons.
Electrons also have other wavelike properties that allow them to be used as transistors in computers and other electronic devices such as televisions and mobile phones. These properties can also be used to create lasers or electron microscopes which use electromagnetic radiation (EMR) to image objects on a very small scale without having to cut them into slices before studying them.
Last modified: August 18, 2022