Quantum Mechanics





Quantum Mechanics
Quantum Mechanics is a branch of physics that studies the behavior of matter and energy on the smallest scale, such as atoms and subatomic particles. It is based on the idea that energy and matter can be broken down into tiny particles, called quanta. These particles behave differently than the matter we are used to dealing with in our everyday lives. For example, when you throw a ball, you can predict where it will land and how fast it will get there. But with quantum particles, their locations and motions can’t be predicted exactly. This means that particles can exist in multiple places at the same time, or be in two places at once! Quantum mechanics also explains how particles can be “entangled” with one another, meaning they share the same properties even when they are far away from each other. This has been used to develop technologies like quantum computers, which use a quantum state to store and process information. Fun fact: The idea of quantum mechanics was first proposed in 1900 by German physicist Max Planck!