Making better sense of quantum mechanics.

  title={Making better sense of quantum mechanics.},
  author={N. D. Mermin},
  journal={Reports on progress in physics. Physical Society},
  volume={82 1},
  • N. D. Mermin
  • Published 2019
  • Physics, Medicine
  • Reports on progress in physics. Physical Society
  • We still lack any consensus about what one is actually talking about as one uses quantum mechanics. There is a gap between the abstract terms in which the theory is couched and the phenomena the theory enables each of us to account for so well. Because it has no practical consequences for how we each use quantum mechanics to deal with physical problems, this cognitive dissonance has managed to coexist with the quantum theory from the very beginning. The absence of conceptual clarity for almost… CONTINUE READING
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