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What Is Quantum
is the study of the behavior of matter and energy at the molecular, atomic, nuclear, and even smaller microscopic levels.
In the early 20th century, it was discovered that the laws that govern macroscopic objects do not function the same in such
from the Latin meaning "how much." It refers to the discrete units of matter and energy that are predicted by and observed
in quantum physics. Even space and time, which appear to be extremely continuous, have smallest possible values.
gained the technology to measure with greater precision, strange phenomena was observed. The birth of quantum physics is attributed
to Max Planck's 1900 paper on blackbody radiation. Development of the field was done by Max Planck, Albert Einstein, Niels
Bohr, Werner Heisenberg, Erwin Schroedinger, and many others. Ironically, Albert Einstein had serious theoretical issues with
quantum mechanics and tried for many years to disprove or modify it.
About Quantum Physics?:
the realm of quantum physics, observing something actually influences the physical processes taking place. Light waves act
like particles and particles act like waves (called wave particle duality). Matter can go from one spot to another without
moving through the intervening space (called quantum tunnelling). Information moves instantly across vast distances. In fact,
in quantum mechanics we discover that the entire universe is actually a series of probabilities. Fortunately, it breaks down
when dealing with large objects, as demonstrated by the Schroedinger's Cat thought experiment.
Optics: is a branch of quantum physics that focuses primarily on the
behavior of light, or photons. At the level of quantum optics, the behavior of individual photons has a bearing on the outcoming
light, as opposed to classical optics, which was developed by Sir Isaac Newton. Lasers are one application that has come out
of the study of quantum optics.
Electrodynamics (QED): is the study of how electrons and photons interact. It was developed
in the late 1940s by Richard Feynman, Julian Schwinger, Sinitro Tomonage, and others. The predictions of QED regarding the
scattering of photons and electrons are accurate to eleven decimal places.