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Return to Scriptural Physics Home Page Purpose And Scope Of This Article The purpose of this article is to foster the development of intuitive concepts in atomic physics so that knowledge in this field will become more accessible and understandable to a larger group of people than is currently the case.
The term, "atomic physics" will include quantum mechanics, but will not be limited to just this one particular field or its particular method of exposition.
Conceptual problems in physics manifest themselves mostly at the extremes of the very small, very large, very slow, or very fast.
They are just as apparent in astronomy and astrophysics, for example, as they are in quantum mechanics. Davies notes that "Quantum mechanics is one of those subjects that usually comes right in the end, even though it can seem horribly obscure when only half-learned.
This particular science is filled with mathematical "maps of hell" written in strange notation seemingly incomprehensible to all but sorcerers or geniuses. I am not a physicist. Nor do I have the time or resources or background to pursue a full exposition of this important topic. I can only offer some suggestions about how conceptual problems in quantum mechanics could be resolved.
It is my hope that others will build on these insights, and share their findings just as I am attempting to do. I regret that I do not have the time to write an actual article on this topic; the presentation here uses the "under construction format" and is therefore a bit disjointed.
Nevertheless, I hope it will be of some value to the diligent and patient reader. And I hope readers will share their insights with me. My prime reason for publishing this "stuff" is so I can learn more myself.
And you will probably see my particular personality type in what I write: The classical, or Newtonian, mechanics was completely inadequate to deal with these mysteries, and so a new type of mechanics was invented: If you love good mysteries, you will find these to be among the best that the physical universe has to offer.
I rate them as best in cleverness and best in ultimate importance. Despite their superficial simplicity, they have not been solved, not even by the most brilliant minds using the best equipment available to science. Quantum mechanics gives us "recipes" to get useful numerical answers, but despite 75 years of research, there is STILL no generally accepted explanation for the mysteries described below.
The human mind will not rest until they are solved.
Can you solve them? What is Quantum Mechanics? Quantum mechanics is "The modern theory of matter, of electromagnetic radiation, and of the interaction between matter and radiation; it differs from classical physics, which it generalizes and supersedes, mainly in the realm of atomic and subatomic phenomena.
Things on a very small scale behave like nothing that you have any direct experience about. They do not behave like waves, they do not behave like particles, they do not behave like clouds, or billiard balls, or weights on springs, or like anything that you have ever seen. Because atomic behavior is so unlike ordinary experience, it is very difficult to get used to, and it appears peculiar and mysterious to everyone—both to the novice and to the experienced physicist.
Even the experts do not understand it the way they would like to.
We know how large objects will act, but things on a small scale just do not act that way. So we have to learn about them in a sort of abstract or imaginative fashion and not by connection with our direct experience.
Sands, Addison-WesleyVol 3, p. In generality and in range of application, it is unsurpassed. It has been so successful that one cannot discuss atomic and nuclear matters without some understanding of this basic theory.
However its conceptual foundations or philosophy may change in the future, it has already, in a thousand ways proved its utility and power. Students find quantum mechanics tough going for two reasons, one conceptual, the other technical.
Familiar concepts like speed, size, acceleration, momentum and energy take on weird features, or even become meaningless. Intuition gained from daily experience is of no help, or can even be misleading.
The student must learn to think about mechanical concepts in a completely different way. Some of the conceptual issues are still a matter of dispute among physicists and have raised fundamental philosophical questions about the nature of reality and the role of the observer in the physical universe.
On the technical side, the mathematical description of quantum processes is rather abstract, and not very obviously related to the subject of its description. Physical quantities are represented by mathematical objects with unusual properties.Definition Right Brain vs.
Left Brain. This theory of the structure and functions of the mind suggests that the two different sides of the brain control two different “modes” of thinking.
Philosophy of mind is a branch of philosophy that studies the nature of the mtb15.com mind–body problem is a paradigm issue in philosophy of mind, although other issues are addressed, such as the hard problem of consciousness, and the nature of particular mental states.
Aspects of the mind that are studied include mental events, mental functions, mental properties, consciousness, the ontology. Explorable Explanations Bret Victor / March 10, What does it mean to be an active reader?. An active reader asks questions, considers alternatives, questions assumptions, and even questions the trustworthiness of the author.
Intuition: A Special Way of Knowing. Greg Koukl. About the Author.
Greg Koukl is the founder and President of Stand to Reason (mtb15.com).He has written a number of books, including 'Tactics' and 'Relativism', and hosts a radio talk show. To know something by intuition is to know something through introspection or an immediate awareness.
In this way, some argue that it is impossible to justify, or that as it is immediately evident it requires no further justification. Intuition and concepts constitute the elements of all our knowledge, so that neither concepts without an intuition in some way corresponding to them, nor intuition without concepts, can yield knowledge.