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This is not intended as a definitive description of the field of Quantum Mechanics but rather as an introductory overview.  Much more extended material can be found on the Internet by a search for Quantum Mechanics.  Quantum Mechanics, also known as quantum physics or quantum theory, is a branch of modern physics providing a mathematical description of what present day physics considers to be the Ultimate Reality of what My Big TOE would describe as the Virtual Reality of PMR.  QM describes the atomic level and sub atomic level particles that make up this lowest fractal level of the representation of the PMR VR.  They are represented in QM mathematically as a probability cloud model.  These mathematical representations become extemely complex in application because of interactions between the sub atomic particles involved in the formation of any atom, even of the most simple form.  These probability clouds represent the probability that a given sub atomic particle will be found at any given location with any given motion and angular momentum or possess any given quanta of energy.
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The name Quantum Mechanics was coined by Max Planck who in 1900 was a physicist in Berlin studying an experimental observation relative to black box radiation which did not match the presently accepted physics.  The name derives from the observation that some physical quantities can change only by discrete amounts, or quanta.  Max Planck was not the only physicist associated with the development of quantum theory as it was not the work of one individual, but the collaborative effort of some of the most brilliant physicists of the 20th century.  Among those prominent in the early development were Niels Bohr, Werner Heisenberg, Erwin Schrödinger, Wolfgang Pauli, and Max Born.  However Max Planck (1858-1947) and Werner Heisenberg (1901-1976) stand out.  Planck is recognised as the originator of the quantum theory, while Heisenberg formulated one of the most eminent laws of quantum theory, the Uncertainty Principle, also referred to as the indeterminacy principle.
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There are many buzz words associated with QM that you might wish to become aware of and understand including the following:
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:*Wave-particle duality.
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:*Probability cloud
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:*Planck's constant
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:*Dual slit experiment
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:*Quantum anomalies
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:*Copenhagen interpretation
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This is not intended as a definitive description of the field of Quantum Mechanics but rather as an introductory overview. Much more extended material can be found on the Internet by a search for Quantum Mechanics. Quantum Mechanics, also known as quantum physics or quantum theory, is a branch of modern physics providing a mathematical description of what present day physics considers to be the Ultimate Reality of what My Big TOE would describe as the Virtual Reality of PMR. QM describes the atomic level and sub atomic level particles that make up this lowest fractal level of the representation of the PMR VR. They are represented in QM mathematically as a probability cloud model. These mathematical representations become extemely complex in application because of interactions between the sub atomic particles involved in the formation of any atom, even of the most simple form. These probability clouds represent the probability that a given sub atomic particle will be found at any given location with any given motion and angular momentum or possess any given quanta of energy.

The name Quantum Mechanics was coined by Max Planck who in 1900 was a physicist in Berlin studying an experimental observation relative to black box radiation which did not match the presently accepted physics. The name derives from the observation that some physical quantities can change only by discrete amounts, or quanta. Max Planck was not the only physicist associated with the development of quantum theory as it was not the work of one individual, but the collaborative effort of some of the most brilliant physicists of the 20th century. Among those prominent in the early development were Niels Bohr, Werner Heisenberg, Erwin Schrödinger, Wolfgang Pauli, and Max Born. However Max Planck (1858-1947) and Werner Heisenberg (1901-1976) stand out. Planck is recognised as the originator of the quantum theory, while Heisenberg formulated one of the most eminent laws of quantum theory, the Uncertainty Principle, also referred to as the indeterminacy principle.

There are many buzz words associated with QM that you might wish to become aware of and understand including the following:

  • Wave-particle duality.
  • Probability cloud
  • Planck's constant
  • Dual slit experiment
  • Quantum anomalies
  • Copenhagen interpretation