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Quantum Physics by Norah Berrah PhD, Paul V. Pancella, Marc Humphrey

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CHAPTER13

The Copenhagen Interpretation

In This Chapter

  • Exploring what quantum physics really means
  • The prevailing interpretation of modern quantum physics
  • Observation and objective reality
  • A few counterintuitive thought experiments

The quantum physics we have described so far has proven extremely successful at predicting all sorts of usual—and unusual—effects observed at the sub-atomic level. The old laws of classical physics, which work so well for objects of macroscopic size, utterly fail to predict these observations.

But classical physics never required us to violate our intuition as much as quantum physics does. Having lost the idea of ...

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