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Questions from a highschool physics n00bie

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i got an "A" in physics 11 what is quantum physics about i know its about subatomic particles but whats it like studying it and up to which calculus do u need. is it hard? how are the labs? we didn't do any quantum physics, i don't know why? just newtonian stuff
 

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In most high schools, the emphasis is on 'classical' physics, and with perhaps some introduction to modern physics including QM and SR.

I suspect the reason that one did not do experiments subatomic physics is because one's high school does not have a particle accelerator. The one likely experiment would be one where one demonstrates the photoelectric effect and the work function.

http://hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu/hbase/mod1.html#c2
 

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