Probability densities for the electron of a hydrogen atom in different quantum states. (ref: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quantum_state)

Probability densities for the electron of a hydrogen atom in different quantum states. (ref: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quantum_state)

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Schrodinger Wave Equation. The beauty of it. From the book  "Quantum:  A Guide for the Perplexed" by Jim Al Khalili

Schrodinger Wave Equation. The beauty of it. From the book "Quantum: A Guide for the Perplexed" by Jim Al Khalili

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Comparison of classical and quantum harmonic oscillator conceptions for a single spinless particle. The two processes differ greatly. The classical process (A–B) is represented as the motion of a particle along a trajectory. The quantum process (C–H) has no such trajectory. Rather, it is represented as a wave. Panels (C–F) show four different standing wave solutions of the Schrödinger equation. Panels (G–H) further show two different wave functions that are solutions of the Schrödinger ...

Comparison of classical and quantum harmonic oscillator conceptions for a single spinless particle. The two processes differ greatly. The classical process (A–B) is represented as the motion of a particle along a trajectory. The quantum process (C–H) has no such trajectory. Rather, it is represented as a wave. Panels (C–F) show four different standing wave solutions of the Schrödinger equation. Panels (G–H) further show two different wave functions that are solutions of the Schrödinger ...

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Wave function collapse - Wikipedia

Wave function collapse - Wikipedia

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“The universe seems to like talking to itself faster than the speed of light,” said Steinberg. “I could understand a universe where nothing can go faster than light, but a universe where the internal workings operate faster than light, and yet we’re forbidden from ever making use of that at the macroscopic level — it’s very hard to understand.”

“The universe seems to like talking to itself faster than the speed of light,” said Steinberg. “I could understand a universe where nothing can go faster than light, but a universe where the internal workings operate faster than light, and yet we’re forbidden from ever making use of that at the macroscopic level — it’s very hard to understand.”

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Quantum Mechanics. Wave function collapse - Wikipedia

Quantum Mechanics. Wave function collapse - Wikipedia

Elements by Orbital (2003). This representation shows the Pauli exclusion principle, the aufbau principle and Hund's rule in action.

Elements by Orbital (2003). This representation shows the Pauli exclusion principle, the aufbau principle and Hund's rule in action.

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Does the quantum wave function represent reality?    (Phys.org) -- At the heart of quantum mechanics lies the wave function, a probability function used by physicists to understand the nanoscale world. Using the wave function, physicists can calculate a system's future behavior, but only with a certain probability. This inherently probabilistic nature of quantum theory differs from the certainty with which scientists can describe the classical world, leading to a nearly century-long...

Does the quantum wave function represent reality? (Phys.org) -- At the heart of quantum mechanics lies the wave function, a probability function used by physicists to understand the nanoscale world. Using the wave function, physicists can calculate a system's future behavior, but only with a certain probability. This inherently probabilistic nature of quantum theory differs from the certainty with which scientists can describe the classical world, leading to a nearly century-long...

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