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Basic Quantum Mechanics

Discussion in 'Science and Technology' started by Polymath257, Jan 24, 2021.

  1. Polymath257

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    There is an attitude I have seen that says that quantum mechanics, because it is so strange, must be purely theoretical and impractical. This is false: quantum mechanics was invented *because* it helps us understand the results of actual experiments, observations, and helps us develop technology.

    Here are the first three of a nice series on the basics of Quantum Mechanics. No math is involved, no philosophical ponderings, but there is an emphasis on the practical aspects and actual observations:

    A “no math” (but seven-part) guide to modern quantum mechanics

    A curious observer’s guide to quantum mechanics, pt. 2: The particle melting pot

    A curious observer’s guide to quantum mechanics, pt. 3: Rose colored glasses

    So, if you are curious about what's up with QM, take a look and let us know what you think!
     
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    The only snag with this is that the last thing the purveyors of quantum woo on this forum want to do is actually learn what QM really says.;)
     
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    Brilliant articles!
     
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    When the wavefunction of the body interferes with the wavefunction of the universe it is experienced as greatness from within.

    Yeah, you're right. Quantum mechanics does not have broader applications to spirituality. :rolleyes:
     
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    Quod erat demonstrandum.
     
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    What if a belief system asserts that the world does not work the way we perceive it to work? What if it asserts that our observation creates the reality observed?
     
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