Reality

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  1. Buket Registered Member

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    Are objects real according to quantum mechanics?
     
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  5. exchemist Valued Senior Member

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    Of course. The goal of any theory in physical science is to model physical reality, in the sense of accounting for and predicting observations.

    Objects at the quantum scale are treated as displaying a mix of wave-like and particle-like behaviour, that's all.

    P.S. You'd better not be a sock of Spellbound.
     
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  7. C C Consular Corps - "the backbone of diplomacy" Valued Senior Member

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    Aw oh. Talk about a title buzz word at SF that could trigger speculations about incognito, sub-radar aerobatics. Or even vicarious infiltration via a fraternal associate acting upon the part of the concerned party.
     
  8. QuarkHead Remedial Math Student Valued Senior Member

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    You won't like this reply,but......

    In quantum mechanics the state of a quantum system is given by a state vector. The measurable properties of this state are given by Hermitian operators acting on this state vector. And the actual measurements of this state are given by the eigenvalues of these operators.

    And since these operators are Hermitian, their eigenvalues are Real numbers (just as you might expect for a "real life" measurement). So in this sense, a quantum state is "real"

    I am sorry if this response is insufficiently metaphysical for you, but this is a Physics and Math forum
     
  9. Buket Registered Member

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    No I like this reply. Thank you..
     
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