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sTARKrAVENmAD sTARKrAVENmAD 18-21, F 12 Answers Nov 23, 2012 in Education

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Ask the cat in the box.

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Which one? The cat with the poison or the cat sleeping? Or neither or both?

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I tried but everytime I opened the box the cat was friggin' gone! Damn Schrodinger... damn him to h3ll! *wink*

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Quantum mechanics is our future... More than Einstein's Theory of relativity, I admire this because if you are working upon a computer, you should know that it is the first product of artificial intelligence. We have nano technology leading us to create a world full of robots.... All this is possible by the study of infinitesimal particles and quantum mechanics is all about that...

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I don't know about 'our future' but does appear to be the next big 'discovery' about the nature of reality. Also appears to be a possible route to FTL (Faster Than Light) travel.

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There are neutrinos but still, it is not confirmed. nature of reality is what makes our future.... We still have lot to go...

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cool stuff

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XD

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Hello Ms. StarkRavenMad,



"Quantum Mechanics" is the description of the behavior of matter and light in all its details ON THE ATOMIC SCALE. Things on a very small scale behave like nothing we have any direct experience about.



Because atomic behavior is soooo unlike ordinary experience, it is very difficult to get used to, and it appears peculiar and mysterious to everyone -- both to the novice and to the experienced physicist. Even the experts do not understand it in the way they would like to. Why not? Because all of our direct, human experience and human intuition applies to large objects.



Physicists know how large objects will act, but things on the small atomic scale just do not act that way. So, we have to learn about them in a sort of abstract or imaginative fashion, and not by connection with our direct day-to-day experience.



It was suggested by Werner Heisenberg that the then new laws of nature in the 1920's could only be consistent if there was some basic limitation on our experimental capabilities that were not previously recognized. He proposed, as a general principle, his Uncertainty Principle, which states that it is impossible to design an apparatus to determine which slit an electron passes through, that will not at the same time disturb the electrons enough to destroy the interference pattern"



No one has ever found (or even thought of) a way around the uncertainty principle. So we must assume that it describes a basic characteristic of nature. Since quantum mechanics is such a SUCCESSFUL story, our belief in the uncertainty principle is reinforced. But if a way to "beat" the uncertainty principle were ever discovered, then quantum mechanics would give inconsistent results and would have to be discarded as a valid theory of nature.



So, at the present time, we must limit ourselves to computing probabilities about a particular quantum outcome. We might say the words, "at the present time", but we strongly suspect that it is something that will be with us for ever -- that it is impossible to beat the quantum puzzle -- that this is the way Nature really IS.





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That there is a techon universe that is responsible for quantum effect in this universe. That there is a ( REAL) universe beyond the speed of light barrier. That man has the audacity to think we can figure it out. Like dirty Harry said Mans got to know his limitations. Lets see if we have one.

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Who?

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can they fix a zero-turn lawnmower?

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whats Quantum mean?...

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Vary vary vary small amounts. Like peenee weenee quantities

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well i now know Hollywood mis-uses the term a lot :)

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lol... I've got to remember that one... peenee weenee quantities... *grin*

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lol... A friend of mine actually worked (may still but we've lost touch for a few years) as a screen writer's assistant and said 'trust me a lot of times we try to get the science right and the director says we're just going to bore the sh!t out of the audience and just make it 'sound cool'

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It depends on how you look at it. Ba-dum ching!

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