Classical and Quantum

I find all aspects of Nature inspiring.  I have made an effort to understand the natural world and the human worlds.  However, the division between Classical Physics and Quantum Physics has complicated my understanding. Classical Physics is the world of Newtonian Physics. Classical Physics is the world of macro physics, or the world of the large. It is the world of the telescopic. The profound invention of the telescope opened up the macroscopic world for investigation —–> galaxies, stars, and planets. The world of macroscopic variables contain large properties with massive amount of atoms clumped together. Classical Physics is deterministic. Sir Isaac Newton’s Universe is a predictable world. However, Quantum Physics is an entirely new world I want to have a better understanding of. Quantum Physics is the world of the atom —–> the world of the immensely small. Quantum theory is about reality at the basic, the very primal level. Quantum Physics is the world of micro physics or the world of the extremely small where Nature is described with the nanoscale. The profound invention of the microscope has opened up the world of the microscopic for investigation;  i. e. atoms and cells. For two thousand years the idea was that an atom was solid matter. But in the early 1900’s scientists started to question what makes up an atom. In 1900 Max Plank unveiled the unbelievable, and very hard to understand quantum theory of matter.

The Quantum Physics subatomic world and its dual nature of energy/matter, its particle/wave component, its ability of bilocation, its ceaseless motion surely makes for one weird, mysterious, and incomprehensible world. Albert Einstein just could not accept a world that is made up of waves of probability, yet ironically his theories actually endorse this enchanting and even spooky miniature world. There really is no-one who understands this “other-worldly” quantum world. Niels Bohr said if a person is not shocked by the subatomic world then that person has no understanding of what it theorizes and stands for. Bohr contended that the quantum world is stranger than one could ever imagine, or even begin to invent. Robert Berman maintains, “no one has the slightest idea what is going on, or how subatomic particles can perform these impossible feats of anti-logic.” (1998)

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