A “no math” (but seven-part) guide to modern quantum mechanics

A “no math” (but seven-part) guide to modern quantum mechanics

Welcome to “The curious observer’s guide to quantum mechanics”–featuring particle/wave duality.

by Miguel F. Morales – https://arstechnica.com/science/2021/01/the-curious-observers-guide-to-quantum-mechanics/

Quantum mechanics is complex, fold-your-brain stuff. But it can be explained.Aurich Lawson / Getty Images

Some technical revolutions enter with drama and a bang, others wriggle unnoticed into our everyday experience. And one of the quietest revolutions of our current century has been the entry of quantum mechanics into our everyday technology. It used to be that quantum effects were confined to physics laboratories and delicate experiments. But modern technology increasingly relies on quantum mechanics for its basic operation, and the importance of quantum effects will only grow in the decades to come.

As such, the time has come to explain quantum mechanics—or, at least, its basics.

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