quantum physics





quantum physics
Quantum physics is the study of the behavior of matter and energy on the smallest of scales – the atomic and subatomic level. It deals with the behavior of particles such as atoms, protons, neutrons and electrons. It also studies the interactions between particles and forces like gravity, electro-magnetism, and the strong and weak nuclear forces. Quantum physics seeks to explain and predict the behavior of these particles and forces. It has been instrumental in the development of the technologies we use today such as lasers, transistors, and semiconductors. An example of quantum physics in action is when an atom absorbs energy and jumps to a higher energy state. This is called a quantum leap. Fun Fact: Quantum physics suggests that particles can exist in multiple places at once, a phenomenon known as quantum entanglement.