The View from 1900
Lecture no. 2 from the course: Quantum Mechanics
Taught by Professor Benjamin Schumacher | 31 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Science Course
You investigate the age-old debate over whether the physical world is discrete or continuous. By the 19th century, physicists saw a clear demarcation: Matter is made of discrete atoms, while light is a continuous wave of electromagnetic energy. However, a few odd phenomena remained difficult to explain.