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Offline definitely_not_zona

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Quantum Mechanics
« on: October 25, 2020, 11:51:09 AM »
Hello, is there any way to simplify Quantum Mechanics? I'm trying to understand it, but it feels so abstract to me.

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Re: Quantum Mechanics
« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2020, 10:37:34 AM »
Sadly, no. It is, as they say, what it is. Your feelings are correct. It's very abstract. My suggestion is to just focus on the rules and their implications, rather than trying to understand why.
What men are poets who can speak of Jupiter if he were like a man, but if he is an immense spinning sphere of methane and ammonia must be silent?  - Richard P. Feynman

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Re: Quantum Mechanics
« Reply #2 on: October 26, 2020, 03:28:34 PM »
Q.  What's the best book on quantum mechanics ever written.
A.  The third one that you read.

I like Professor Levine's treatment, in which he lays out postulates.  But basically I agree with Corribus.

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