between Zen and Tao

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For people with a solid background in physics and higher math, THE introductory text, IMHO, because it hits the balance between mathematical accuracy (tensor calculus and stuff) and intuitive clarity/geometrical models very well for grad student level. Any of the material on our Site may be out of date at any given time, and we are under no obligation to update such material. One can imagine a detector like jail-cell bars. In the case of classical physics, the state is quite simple: the state at any given moment is the set of positions and velocities of the objects in the system.
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Southern Lady: Gracious Tables: The Perfect Setting for Any

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What holds true in that thought problem holds true for every object in the real world: The behavior of each part is inextricably related to that of every other part. However, for position operators there is no remedy analogous to that for field operators: while even unsharply localized particle positions do not exist in QFT (see Halvorson and Clifton 2002, theorem 2), the existence of smeared field operators demonstrates that there are at least point-like field operators.
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Dancing Wu Li Masters: An Overview of the New Physics by

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The idea is that what something is, is inseparable from how we actually happened to find out about it. For better or worse, We, the People of the Earth, must choose our Future.” Quantum physics tells us that the future is not written in stone, but rather, is indeterminate, filled with infinite potential. Try to reach the stage that you discover the numerous misprints, tiny mistakes as well as more important errors, and imagine how you would write those texts in a smarter way. If you’re thinking in terms of particles, it means a particle can be in two places at once.
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Hilbert Space and Quantum Mechanics

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If we make a couple of additional interpretive assumptions, we can say more. In this theory of “Biocentrism” theorist Robert Lanza advances the claim that death is merely an “illusion.” Life itself, Lanza says, created the Universe, and not the other way around. The revelations in quantum physics are pointing out that─through our consciousness─we are all integral participants in nature’s ongoing process of creation. Does the photon go through both holes at the same time? Albert Einstein explains the curvature of space-time.
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Suspended In Language : Niels Bohr's Life, Discoveries, And

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In certain geometries, the summations lead to infinities that need to be regulated or dealt with, much like the free-field QED theory. We think that grass is green, that stones are hard, and that snow is cold. For a while, I thought physicists were on the right track: Hawking and Mlodinow, for example, in The Grand Design, describe how universes can spontaneously appear (from nothing) according to the laws of quantum mechanics.
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Focus on Quantum Mechanics (Physics Research and Technology)

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Penrose and Hameroff’s hypothesis that microtubules might have something in them that precipitates a wave function collapse, and that this might have something to do with consciousness, is OK. By Planck’s law, E = hf = 3.0*10^{-19} Joules. Bell, Albert Einstein, Podolsky, and Rosen, or anyone who does not believe in superluminal speeds, would expect to find line L. This happens automatically when we begin with a concrete representation of a group, but is very restrictive if we are just building up groups abstractly.
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The Tarot's Song

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Quantum mechanics, first as a hypothesis and later as a theory, has proven to be extremely successful in predicting experimental results, hence the high degree of scientific confidence placed in it. We also have research ranging from quantum foundations through to the role of quantum physics in living systems. It is written in the language of mathematics... We can arrive at a powerful theory of air and sound solely using the representation of air as a continuous fluid that harbors pressure waves.
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The Black Hole War: My Battle with Stephen Hawking to Make

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Then, once that takes place, it is whatever it is measured to be. This theory takes the observer out of the equation. But in a period of most intensive work during the summer of 1900 he finally convinced himself that there was no way of escaping from this conclusion. And why don't we know more about what informs the outcomes of quantum reactions? AMANDA PEET: He certainly had motivation. There are also other theories that attempt to unify the forces of the universe without using strings.
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The Saint And Mr. Teal

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As the classic story goes, the vast universe we see today was once extremely small, unimaginably small. According to quantum theory, the idea of a world independent of our observation has conventional meaning, but ultimately speaking, is incorrect. The exchange appears to travel with the speed of the IN waves of the receiving resonance which is c, the velocity of light. Without quantum theory, scientists could not have developed nuclear energy or the electric circuits that provide the basis for computers.
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The Quantum Dice: An Introduction to Stochastic

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There must also be a subject, a consciousness apart from objects, which is aware of them. So, I simply put them equal, taking the simplest example. .. but soon found that I had to put a constant of proportionality A in, suitably adjusted. Listen to the voices and decide which you think is the real settlement figure that will be acceptable? This can be seen in the illustration EPR give of their general argument. Loschimdt's Constant, defining exactly how funny names are. In plumbing the depths of Einstein's objections to quantum theory, his concern to preserve separability seems to be the deepest and most fundamental.
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