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27. Natural Reality / B. Modern Physics / 2. Electrodynamics / d. Quantum mechanics

[particles are partly wave and partly particle]

13 ideas
Radiation interference needs waves, but radiation photoelectric effects needs particles [Heisenberg]
Nobody understands quantum mechanics [Feynman]
Uncertainty says that energy can be very high over very short time periods [Krauss]
Quantum theory explains why nature is made up of units, such as elements [Watson]
The Schrödinger waves are just the maths of transforming energy values to positions [Farmelo]
Uncertainty allows very brief violations of energy conservation - even shorter with higher energies [Martin,BR]
The Exclusion Principle says no two fermions occupy the same state, with the same numbers [Martin,BR]
The Schrödinger equation describes the evolution of an object's wave function in Hilbert space [New Sci.]
Quantum states are measured by external time, of unknown origin [New Sci.]
Quantum Theory describes events and possible interactions - not how things are [Rovelli]
Quantum mechanics is our only theory, and is very precise, and repeatedly confirmed [Hesketh]
Physics was rewritten to explain stable electron orbits [Hesketh]
Virtual particles can't be measured, and can ignore the laws of physics [Hesketh]