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Quantum Mechanics

  1. I practically invented it

    3 vote(s)
  2. I understand it a bit

    15 vote(s)
  3. I have a cloudy picture of it

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  4. Quantum what?

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  1. Jul 30, 2003 #1
    How do you feel about Quantum Mechanics?
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  3. Aug 12, 2003 #2
    Maybe there should be a step between I practically invented it and "I understand it a bit" for people (definetly not me) who understand it a lot but still wouldnt say they kenw so much they practically invented it.
  4. Aug 12, 2003 #3
    Cloudy picture...
  5. Aug 13, 2003 #4


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    The basic principles, I understand, but certainly not the mathematics (I'm only 14!).
  6. Aug 13, 2003 #5


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    I've had formal training in it so, I'm perfectly happy with anything at undergraduate level, though I do have to refer back to my textbooks quite alot.
  7. Aug 13, 2003 #6
    The way things are always breaking these days its always helpful to have a good mechanic in the neighborhood. :wink:

    Is thaaaat right?? Is having a question greater than having an answer??

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  8. Aug 14, 2003 #7


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    There's a saying that if you understand quantum mechanics you don't understand it.
  9. Aug 15, 2003 #8
    Re: Re: Quantum Mechanics

    Picasso once said: Computers are useless. They can only give you answers.
  10. Aug 15, 2003 #9
    Re: Re: Re: Quantum Mechanics

    Someone once said: Painting is useless. It's only done by those who can't master photography.
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  11. Aug 16, 2003 #10
    General ideas? yes.

    Some of the general mathematics? sort of.

    Some of the advanced mathematical concepts? not yet :smile:.
  12. Aug 17, 2003 #11
    Understand it fairly well. Know more in the area of quantum information then in the quantum mechanics itself. Certainly cannot claim to have practically invented it.
  13. Aug 17, 2003 #12
    Speaking of Picasso, from my per-
    spective quantum mechanics does
    for physics what Picasso did for
    the human figure.

    And please don't take that the
    wrong way: I think Picasso was
    a horrible artist.
  14. Aug 17, 2003 #13


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    So you find it aesthically unpleasing? Well, physical theories are just meant to be functional.
  15. Aug 18, 2003 #14
    In general yes. Most of the conclusions seem to have been drawn in a logical manner , it is when you cannot explain things logically that the question begins to get a bit vague.
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