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If someone were asking the same of me with regard to QM, I would take them to the standard examples in the texts: The potential well, the step-potential barrier, the harmonic oscillator and the ideal hydrogen model. If I were to single one out it would probably be the step-potential barrier, since it illustrates how a boundary value problem is solved and clearly gives two or more distinct relative probability regions while also exhibiting a non-classical behavior: "tunnelling".

I would also bring up the two-slit experiment since one can discuss all the quantum behaviors and easily visualize the significance of both amplitude and phase--without actually solving the math.

What QFT problem(s) can do this for beginner?

Edit: It should clarify the physical significance of a

*quantum field*and (if possible) show how it is related to the physical entities we call particles.