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why quantum

Why the Quantum | A Response to Wheeler's 1986 Paper

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Wheeler's opening statement in his 1986 paper, ``How Come the…
information definition

How to Better Define Information in Physics

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When I ask questions about conservation of information I frequently…
classicalphysics

"Classical Physics Is Wrong" Fallacy

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One of the common questions or comments we get on PF is the claim…
perturbation

Introduction to Perturbative Quantum Field Theory

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This is the beginning of a series that gives an introduction…
quantumpeace

How I Stopped Worrying and Learned to Love Orthodox Quantum Mechanics

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Many people here know that I am a "Bohmian", i.e. an adherent…
entanglement_entropy

Entanglement Entropy: Quantum Mechanics

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Quantum Mechanics(QM) is one of the greatest intellectual achievements…
vaccummyth

The Vacuum Fluctuation Myth

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This Insight Article is a sequel of the Insight Articles ”The…
quantumhard

Why Is Quantum Mechanics So Difficult?

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Strangely enough, QM's formalism isn't any more difficult than…
virtualparticlesmyths

Misconceptions about Virtual Particles

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This Insight Article is a sequel of the Insight Article ''The…
quantumentanglement

How the EPR Paradox Fits Between Entanglement and Nonlocality

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If we violate a Bell inequality, we know we have quantum entanglement,…
qminterpret

Tools to Enrich our Quantum Mechanics Interpretations Discourse

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IntroductionMany times, we encounter ourselves…
prequantum4

Examples of Prequantum Field Theories IV: Wess-Zumino-Witten-type Theories

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  At the end of this page, we will have…
spacetime2

Struggles With The Continuum: Quantum Mechanics of Charged Particles

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 Last time we saw that that nobody yet knows if…
arrowoftime

Retrocausality: How Fundamental is the Arrow of Time?

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In this Insight, I'll discuss a recent experiment ([1]  [2]…
cheshirecat

Weak Values Part 2: The Quantum Cheshire Cat Experiment

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In a previous Insight, Weak Values Part 1: "Asking Photons Where…
2D Animation

Visualizing the 2-D Particle in a Box

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The particle in a box is a staple of entry-level Quantum Mechanics classes…