Monthly Archives: November 2018

What is the most fundamental principle of quantum physics?

1) Particles are waves, and vice versa. Quantum physics tells us that every object in the universe has both particle-like and wave-like properties. It’s not that everything is really waves, and just sometimes looks like particles, or that everything is made of particles that sometimes fool us into thinking they’re waves. Every object in the […]

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How does quantum mechanics differ from classical physics?

In brief, the main difference between quantum and classical physics is the difference between a ramp and a staircase. In classical mechanics, events (in general) are continuous, which is to say they move in smooth, orderly and predicable patterns. Projectile motion is a good example of classical mechanics. Or the colors or the rainbow, where […]

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