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Quantum Domain

  1. May 11, 2014 #1
    What is 'Quantum Domain'? I read something about it being a level of existence... If it is a level of existence, what sort of classification of existence are we talking about?
     
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  3. May 11, 2014 #2
    In reality all systems are of a quantum nature, it is simply that quantum effects are negligible at many scales.
    However, many macroscopic phenomena can only explained by quantum effects.
     
  4. May 12, 2014 #3

    Please elaborate a bit more?
    I even read something about it being an "energy soup" consisting of energy and information.
    Please explain the whole thing and the other levels of existence.
     
  5. May 12, 2014 #4

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    Please get into the habit of citing your sources in full, especially when you are basing your question from it.

    https://www.physicsforums.com/blog.php?b=2703 [Broken]

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  6. May 12, 2014 #5

    bhobba

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    These days it is known everything is quantum, but due to interaction with the environment the classical world emerges. This is the decoherence view:
    http://www.ipod.org.uk/reality/reality_decoherence.asp [Broken]

    Also what Wienberg has to say will most likely interest you:
    http://scitation.aip.org/content/aip/magazine/physicstoday/article/58/11/10.1063/1.2155755 [Broken]

    Thanks
    Bill
     
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