QM experiments compendium?

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Hi. I hope this is the rightplace to ask this. Sorry if it isn't. I'm looking for a resource (book, web page, etc) and I don't know if it exists so I'll describe it.

I want something that lists actual experiments that complement or back up the topics listed in a typical QM textbook, so I can understand QM better.

Most textbooks describe a handful of experiments or touch on the relevance of this or that but there's not a lot of depth. I'm looking for something like this:

http://hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu/hbase/qapp.html

But more complete and with data. Thanks!
 

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Hi. I hope this is the rightplace to ask this. Sorry if it isn't. I'm looking for a resource (book, web page, etc) and I don't know if it exists so I'll describe it. I want something that lists actual experiments that complement or back up the topics listed in a typical QM textbook, so I can understand QM better. Most textbooks describe a handful of experiments or touch on the relevance of this or that but there's not a lot of depth.
You are in the right place.

Here is the textbook you want:
https://www.amazon.com/dp/110706399X/?tag=pfamazon01-20

Personally I believe QM is based on a simple physical idea - that if a system is in a state and one second later is in another state, then it went through some state at half a second:
http://arxiv.org/pdf/quant-ph/0101012.pdf

But that's just hubris on my part being a person attracted to mathematical elegance.

Truth is any physical theory is based on experiment, not theoretical considerations and you are correct in seeking an experimental foundation.

Thanks
Bill
 
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