Saturday, April 4, 2015

A Quick Bit of 'fizicks. p1

"We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time."
T. S. Eliot

"The more precise the measurement of position, the more imprecise the measurement of momentum, and vice versa." Werner Heisenberg.

Initial statement of the Uncertainty principle in "Über den anschaulichen Inhalt der quantentheoretischen Kinematik und Mechanik" in Zeitschrift für Physik, 43 (1927)" - Werner Heisenberg.

-Brady: "Hello 'fizicks, how are you?" "I am told Quantum mechanics has a number of different interpretations? Can you explain to any non-physicists, or perhaps just for me,what these multiple interpretations are and what it all could mean?" Thanks 'fizicks. 

"Prediction is very difficult, especially about the future" Neils Bohr. 

-'fizicks : "Dozens of interpretations of quantum mechanics have been developed over the years. Most of them attempt to address what happens when an observation or measurement is made on a quantum system. The mathematical formula known as the wave function (or state vector) describing the state of a system gets reset when a measurement is made, and the multiple possibilities that the math describes appear to “collapse” into one tangible result. A quantum “interpretation” tries to explain why this collapse happens — or whether it happens at all. And some interpretations concern themselves with whether the wave function itself is physically real or merely something mathematical.

Warning: Summaries below do not reflect all the subtleties of the various interpretations, which have often been modified over time by supporters or even the original authors. I’m just conveying some of the flavor. As cosmologist Max Tegmark writes in his new book Our Mathematical Universe: “There isn’t even consensus on which ones should be called interpretations.” (Note to advocates of various views: do not be concerned about the order in which these are listed. There is some quantum randomness here lol)"

Lets look at 10 examples of quantum mechanic interpretations then professor...

Thanks to 'fizicks and 

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