Quantum Mechanics is Obvious – the Movie

I heard Disney was delaying it’s summer blockbusters because of the virus and I wondered who could possibly step into their shoes and keep everyone entertained. Then I realised I had exactly what everyone needed to provide some light relief. What better than some videos of my alternative way of introducing Quantum Mechanics? They’re sure to be a hit with the whole family.

So here’s the first, short, 10 minute video where I explain how you can encode probability distributions as vectors. This is the basic Big Idea of quantum mechanics.

I’m hoping to add to this at a rate of one a week. The rough outline should be something like the following.

1. Turning Probability Distributions into Vectors (the video that’s been uploaded today).
2. Measurement Operators.
3. Operator Equations.
4. The need for complex numbers.
5. Continuous distributions.
6. Quantum Mechanics.

So have fun, share it widely, show it at parties, fascinate your friends and keep the kids amused.