quantum tunneling
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enSchrödinger's equation — in action
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<p>In the <a href="http://plus.maths.org/content/schrodinger-1">previous article</a> we introduced Schrödinger's equation and its solution, the wave function, which contains all the information there is to know about a quantum system. Now it's time to see the equation in action, using a very simple physical system as an example. We'll also look at another weird phenomenon called quantum tunneling. </p> </div>
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<p><em>In the <a href="http://plus.maths.org/content/schrodinger-1">previous article</a> we introduced Schrödinger's equation and its solution, the wave function, which contains all the information there is to know about a quantum system. Now it's time to see the equation in action, using a very simple physical system as an example. We'll also look at another weird phenomenon called quantum tunneling.<p><a href="http://plus.maths.org/content/schrodingers-equation-action" target="_blank">read more</a></p>http://plus.maths.org/content/schrodingers-equation-action#commentsmathematical realityparticle in a boxquantum mechanicsquantum physicsquantum tunnelingSchrödinger equationwave functionwave-particle dualityThu, 02 Aug 2012 08:45:16 +0000mf3445705 at http://plus.maths.org/contentAnd the Nobel Prize in Mathematics goes to...
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<p>Well, it goes to no-one because there isn't a Nobel Prize for maths. Some have speculated that Alfred Nobel neglected maths because his wife ran off with a mathematician, but the rumour seems to be unfounded. But whatever the reason for its non-appearance in the Nobel list, it's maths that makes the science-based Nobel subjects possible and it usually plays a fundamental role in the some of the laureates' work. Here we'll have a look at two of the prizes awarded this year, in physics and economics.</p>
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<p>No-one won the Nobel Prize for mathematics in 2010 ... because there isn't a Nobel Prize for maths. Some have <A href="http://nobelprizes.com/nobel/why_no_math.html">speculated</a> that Alfred Nobel neglected maths because his wife ran off with a mathematician, but the rumour seems to be unfounded. But whatever the reason for its non-appearance in the original Nobel list, it's maths that makes the science-based Nobel subjects possible and it plays a fundamental role in many of the laureates' work.<p><a href="http://plus.maths.org/content/and-nobel-prize-mathematics-goes" target="_blank">read more</a></p>http://plus.maths.org/content/and-nobel-prize-mathematics-goes#commentsmathematical realityeconomic predictioneconomicsmathematical modellingNobel prizequantum mechanicsquantum tunnelingFri, 15 Oct 2010 14:39:04 +0000mf3445331 at http://plus.maths.org/content