Quantum Quandaries

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Quantum Quandaries
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Quantum Quandaries is a Division C event last run as a trial event at the 2006 National Tournament. It relates to quantum mechanics and other areas in modern physics, such as nuclear and particle physics.

Competition

The event is run as multiple stations, with a portion of those stations involving laboratory tasks (at the state and national level). Students are allowed to bring any type of calculator, along with two 8.5"x11" sheets of notes (front and back). Other notes may be provided at the event coordinator's discretion.

Quantum Mechanics and Technology

Principles

Photoelectric Effect

Spectral Lines

Semi-conductors

Electron Microscopes

Relativity and Cosmology

Black Holes

The Big Bang

Lorentz Transformations

Twin Paradox

Gravitational Lensing

Nuclear and Particle Physics

Standard Model

Fundamental Particles

Fission and Fusion

Unified Field Theory

Scoring

All portions of the event are assigned point values based on difficulty, with certain questions being designated as tiebreaker problems. Points are awarded for correct answers, and partial credit may be available depending on the question.