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The Secrets And Mysteries Of Quantum Mechanics And Quantum Physics

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What Is Quantum Mechanics And Quantum Physics?

Quantum mechanics (also known as quantum physics or quantum theory) is a fundamental branch of physics concerned with processes involving atoms and photons. Quantum physics is the study of the behavior of matter and energy at the molecular, atomic, nuclear, and even smaller microscopic levels. In the early 20th century, it was discovered that the laws that govern macroscopic objects do not function the same in such small realms.

What’s So Special About Quantum Mechanics And Quantum Physics?

In the realm of quantum physics, observing something actually influences the physical processes taking place. Light waves act like particles and particles act like waves (called wave particle duality). Matter can go from one spot to another without moving through the intervening space (called quantum tunnelling or tunneling) making information move instantly across vast distances. In fact, in quantum mechanics we discover that the entire universe is actually a series of probabilities. Fortunately, it breaks down when dealing with larger objects, as demonstrated by the Schroedinger’s Cat thought experiment.