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Question 1: ________
Photon dynamics in the double-slit experimentPhoton polarizationQuantum mechanicsTheoretical and experimental justification for the Schrödinger equation

Question 2: Although ________ is said by some not to be the originator of these equations, he nevertheless derived them independently in conjunction with his molecular vortex model of Faraday's "lines of force".
Sir George Stokes, 1st BaronetCarl Friedrich GaussGalileo GalileiJames Clerk Maxwell

Question 3: It is only in this averaged sense that one can define quantities such as the ________ and permeability of a material.
DielectricPolarization densityPermittivityElectric displacement field

Question 4: This formulation allows a natural description of the ________.
ElectronMaxwell's equationsMagnetic fieldAharonov–Bohm effect

Question 5: ________
Finite-difference time-domain methodCrank–Nicolson methodFinite element methodFTCS scheme

Question 6: Maxwell's equations are generally applied to macroscopic averages of the fields, which vary wildly on a microscopic scale in the vicinity of individual atoms (where they undergo ________ effects as well).
Quantum mechanicsIntroduction to quantum mechanicsSchrödinger equationWave–particle duality

Question 7: There is no known magnetic analog of an electron, however recently scientists have described behavior in a crystalline state of matter known as spin-ice which have macroscopic behavior like ________.
PhotonMagnetic monopoleMaxwell's equationsMagnetic field

Question 8: A small computation that uses the symmetry of the ________ (i.e., the torsion-freeness of the Levi Civita connection) and the covariant constantness of the Hodge star operator then shows that in this coordinate neighborhood we have:
TensorChristoffel symbolsMetric tensorAffine connection

Question 9: (Note: The "Faraday's law" that occurs in Maxwell's equations is a bit different than the version originally written by ________.
Michael FaradayWilliam Thomson, 1st Baron KelvinJ. J. ThomsonCharles-Augustin de Coulomb

Question 10: This fact was then later confirmed experimentally by ________ in 1887.
Isaac NewtonHeinrich HertzHenri BecquerelNikola Tesla


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