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Governing laws of quantum mechanics

  1. Dec 12, 2011 #1
    Laymen here.

    I have been told that the motion of particles at the quantum level are random. If this is not true please elaborate.

    Whether this is the case or whether there is a pattern waiting to be discovered, isn't it true that the world at the quantum level is still governed by mathematically precise laws as it is at the level of general relativity?
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  3. Dec 12, 2011 #2

    A. Neumaier

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    At least the appearance of most microscopic events look random to us, and the standard textbook view takes this into account.
    The quantum laws are even more precise than the classical laws. Quantum electrodynamics makes some predictions verified to 12 digits of relative accuracy, something no other theory has achieved.
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