Quantum Mechanics is Obvious – the Movie Part 9

Like all good movie franchises, this series just keeps on going.

So far, we’ve been spared any real exposure to quantum weirdness. However, even the simple models that have been introduced up ’till now contain the possibility of some quite strange stuff. In this video we construct a state for the 6 sided die that has some unusual properties, including making one side of the die disappear!

Next week we’ll take our first tentative step towards creating wavefunctions.

2 thoughts on “Quantum Mechanics is Obvious – the Movie Part 9

  1. Just managed to catch up with the last few videos. It is certainly an interesting treatment and I’m looking forward to seeing how the plot develops! I particularly enjoyed the rising excitement in your voice during the last one about Pauli spin matrices. There must be scope for you to publish your treatment more widely.

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    1. “I particularly enjoyed the rising excitement in your voice during the last one about Pauli spin matrices.”

      Yeah, I got a bit carried away there. I’ve been trying to avoid doing that as, TBH, my grasp of the physics is still a bit shaky.

      “There must be scope for you to publish your treatment more widely.”

      Once the series is complete I might spam some physics lecturers taking this year’s introduction to QM courses, to see if any think it would be useful for their students. The worst they can do is to tell me to politely go away.

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