Quantum Mechanics

How do you feel about Quantum Mechanics

  • I practically invented it

    Votes: 3 8.8%
  • I understand it a bit

    Votes: 15 44.1%
  • I have a cloudy picture of it

    Votes: 15 44.1%
  • Quantum what?

    Votes: 1 2.9%

  • Total voters
    34
  • #1

Main Question or Discussion Point

How do you feel about Quantum Mechanics?
 

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  • #2
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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.
 
  • #3
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Cloudy picture...
 
  • #4
Simfish
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The basic principles, I understand, but certainly not the mathematics (I'm only 14!).
 
  • #5
jcsd
Science Advisor
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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.
 
  • #6
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Originally posted by Astronomer107
How do you feel about Quantum Mechanics?
The way things are always breaking these days its always helpful to have a good mechanic in the neighborhood. :wink:


"Having a question is greater than having an answer."
Is thaaaat right?? Is having a question greater than having an answer??

Creator
 
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  • #7
Dal
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There's a saying that if you understand quantum mechanics you don't understand it.
 
  • #8
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Originally posted by Creator

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

Creator
Picasso once said: Computers are useless. They can only give you answers.
 
  • #9
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Originally posted by Tail
Picasso once said: Computers are useless. They can only give you answers.
Someone once said: Painting is useless. It's only done by those who can't master photography.
 
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  • #10
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General ideas? yes.

Some of the general mathematics? sort of.

Some of the advanced mathematical concepts? not yet :smile:.
 
  • #11
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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.
 
  • #12
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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.
 
  • #13
jcsd
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Originally posted by zoobyshoe
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.
So you find it aesthically unpleasing? Well, physical theories are just meant to be functional.
 
  • #14
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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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