Quantum Mechanics and its Fundamental Issues
The ‘new’ quantum theory of Heisenberg and Schrödinger was immediately seen to be extremely successful in practice. It could be used to predict energy levels for a considerable number of systems, and Schrödinger’s approach in particular was capable of describing many features of the atom, and predicting the results of a great variety of experiments. Yet it was also clear that there were many surprising and puzzling aspects to the theory, aspects that were certain to cause controversy.
KeywordsQuantum Mechanic Quantum Theory Mixed State Pure State Uncertainty Principle
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