I Probably Love ItI've always loved QM. Ever since I came to know of it's existence, anyway.
The QM core course was one of the courses that I anticipated very eagerly in engineering college. After months of intellectual starvation, I was looking for a challenge. It did not disappoint. The theory started out relatively simple but quickly reached ridiculous levels of complexity. And it wasn't just mathematical complexity either. The concepts themselves aren't easy to wrap your head around. You cannot get a "feel" for QM they way you can for Newtonian Mech. There are just no classical approximations you can use to get an idea of how things work.
And that, to me, is part of the charm. The subatomic world breaks all the presuppositions and presumptions of our existence. Particles aren't just particles, waves aren't just waves, and the determinism that we are used to simply does not exist.
The world of QM is wondrous and exciting. All kinds of weird **** happens. And it goes extremely well with my other area of interest - electronics. I've been reading voraciously on the topic. I'm far from satisfied yet. I still know very little and I'm going to read every ******* book on it that I can lay my hands on. And this time, I'm going to read to understand, not just for grades.
QM for the win, yeah!
DesiAngrez 22-25, M 3 Responses 2 Mar 21, 2011