I want to know a book that minutely describes how to perform thousands of experiments in todays lab, the equipments required, etc.
I need to perform the Young's interference experiment.
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Experiments in Modern Physics, by Adrian C. Melissinos and Jim Napolitano
The author details the most fundamental experiments in modern physics, performing an integration with matlab for data analysis and display
This book is accessible to beginning undergrad students, yet still theoretically rich enough for advanced experimental practice.
It can be used as a lab manual.
Exploring Quantum Physics through Hands-on Projects 1st Edition by David and Shanni Prutchi
Build an intuitive understanding of the principles behind quantum mechanics through practical construction and replication of original experiments With easy-to-acquire, low-cost materials and basic knowledge of algebra and trigonometry, Exploring Quantum Physics through Hands-on Projects takes readers step by step through the process of re-creating scientific experiments that played an essential role in the creation and development of quantum mechanics. Presented in near chronological order-from discoveries of the early twentieth century to new material on entanglement-this book includes question- and experiment-filled chapters on: * Light as a Wave * Light as Particles * Atoms and Radioactivity * The Principle of Quantum Physics * Wave/Particle Duality * The Uncertainty Principle * Schrodinger (and his Zombie Cat) * Entanglement From simple measurements of Planck's constant to testing violations of Bell's inequalities using entangled photons, Exploring Quantum Physics through Hands-on Projects not only immerses readers in the process of quantum mechanics, it provides insight into the history of the field-how the theories and discoveries apply to our world not only today, but also tomorrow. By immersing readers in groundbreaking experiments that can be performed at home, school, or in the lab, this first-ever, hands-on book successfully demystifies the world of quantum physics...
For all who seek to explore it-from science enthusiasts and undergrad physics students to practicing physicists and engineers.
Thru this book we all have a way to introduce the beauty of the micro world to our children and to ourselves. It is important to add that this was not achieved by skipping
the hard parts. David and Shanni Prutchi have found a way to make difficult ideas simple and effective without sacrificing the truth. This elegance is the heart of science itself.
3.Dr. Prutchi simply rocks ! His explanations of each of the important physics discoveries cover the founders mindset and history followed by experiments that can be performed and verified with materials available today.
Without mind-blowing math or incomprehensible concepts, Dr. Prutchi takes you from fundamental physics to hands-on quantum experiments without missing anything.
This book is a must for anyone with an interest in science and physics. Everyone whether instructor, student, or tinkerer will learn something from his easy to understand experiments, explanations and observations of often recognizable physical behaviors.
Due to its being well-written (easily understood by bright high school students) and the way it's presented in manageable chunks, it is a fun read whether one intends to do any of the hands-on activities or not.
I highly recommend this book to any serious amateur quantum physicists, as well as to people who would like a fun way to learn about the topic before pursuing it seriously at university
Some of the experiments could be dangerous - there's high vacuum, and high voltage. This book is not for the immature.
I would not recommend this for beginners; there are plenty of kid science resources out there. If you're ready for some real science, this book is for you. It conducts experiments that few others do, and I would consider it for high school and beyond. I am grateful to the authors for doing a fine job.
As an adult amateur scientist, this is perfect for me.
Also here are some links to Young's Interference Experiment.