Archive for August, 2006

Quantum Mechanics Explained!

Wednesday, August 9th, 2006

Check out this interesting article on black holes and Quantum Mechanics:

“Quantum mechanics is the branch of physics that deals with matter on a sub-atomic level. Its cornerstones are the Schrodinger Wave Equation, the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle, and the Einstein-deBroglie Equations. Schrodinger’s equation describes the nature of subatomic particles as waves. The Uncertainty Principle states that a particle’s momentum and path can’t simultaneously be observed. Einstein and deBroglie demonstrated that matter can exist as both a wave and a particle. These theories, and their successors, have combined to show us the quantum world. It is a strange world, ruled by probabilities. Very simply, from a quantum perspective, all possible outcomes of a situation exist side by side until the situation is observed.”

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