Quantum Mechanics & Chaos – Resources

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Below, I’ll provide resources and brief introductions to Chaos Theory, Quantum Mechanics, and Quantum Chaos.   I haven’t had much time to post on this blog, due to having 3 other websites that I’m currently working on, in addition to another one (article-submit site) that I’m submitting work to.   So, I’ll just drop down some links to some crazy physics.   By the time you unravel all of these scientific problems, I should have already made it back by then…for additional updates to this blog.   Ha-ha!

First in line, is a theory to entertain the science aficionados, called “Chaos Theory.” In this concept, ‘chaos’ doesn’t mean complete disorder.   A common metaphor is “A butterfly flaps its wings and a hurricane begins on the other side of the planet.   Sound silly?   Perhaps, but I’ll provide the wiki-link, to get you started.
Wikipedia’s version of this Butterfly Effect: Chaos theory is a field of study in mathematics, physics, and philosophy studying the behavior of dynamical systems that are highly sensitive to initial conditions. Read more…  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chaos_theory
Next up, is Quantum mechanics (QM).   The discovery of cathode rays, way back in 1838, by Michael Faraday…was sort of like the onramp to QM.
Later on, the developments in quantum mechanics hastily led to its status as the “standard formulation for atomic physics.”
Wikipedia’s take on QM:  Quantum mechanics is a set of scientific principles describing the known behavior of energy and matter that predominate at the atomic scale. Read more… http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quantum_mechanics

Now, lets fuse the Chaos theory together with Quantum Mechanics and investigate it under the field of “Quantum Chaos.”
Wikipedia’s Resources:  Quantum chaos is a branch of physics which studies how chaotic classical systems can be shown to be limits of quantum-mechanical systems. Read more…  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quantum_chaos

Happy researching……butterfly_effect

3 Responses to “Quantum Mechanics & Chaos – Resources”

  1. This quantum mechanics or physics or whatever it’s called, is some crazy stuff. Here is a few terms with definitions, from the book “Black Holes & Time Warps“…

    Quantum field – A field that is governed by the laws of quantum mechanics. All fields, when measured with sufficient accuracy, turn out to be quantum fields; but when measured with modest accuracy, they may behave classically (that is, they do not exhibit wave/particle duality or vacuum fluctuations).

    Quantum fields in curved spacetime, the laws of – A partial marriage of general relativity (curved spacetime) with the laws of quantum fields, in which gravitational waves and nongravitational fields are regarded as quantum mechanical, while the curved spacetime in which they reside is regarded as classical.

    Quantum foam – A probabilistic foamlike structure of space that probably makes up the cores of singularities, and that probably occurs in ordinary space on scales of the Planck-Wheeler length and less.

    Quantum gravity – The laws of physics that are obtained by merging (“marrying”) general relativity with quantum mechanics.

    Quantum mechanics – The laws of physics that govern the realm of the small (atoms, molecules, electrons, protons), and that also underlie the realm of the large, but rarely show themselves there. Among the phenomena that quantum mechanics predicts are the uncertainty principle, wave/particle duality, and vacuum fluctuations.

    Quantum nondemolition – A method of measurement that circumvents the standard quantum limit.

    Quantum theory – The same as quantum mechanics.

    Cheers!

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