Quantum Physics: Definition, Theories & Topics


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Which of the following technologies is NOT a result of quantum mechanics mentioned in this lesson?

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1. Which of the following is NOT a key theory or principle in quantum mechanics?

2. In quantum mechanics, why is the Schrodinger's Cat scenario problematic?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet will ask you to identify key characteristics of quantum mechanics. The questions will require you to understand technologies resulting from quantum mechanics and to also know the key theories involved in quantum mechanics.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These online resources will help you review:

  • Technologies resulting from quantum mechanics
  • Quantum mechanics' key theories
  • Why the Schrodinger's Cat scenario is problematic
  • The likelihood of a person walking through a wall
  • How particles are described in quantum mechanics

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about quantum mechanics
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about the everyday world in a different light
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding quantum physics and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

There is also an accompanying lesson about the strange and almost contradictory nature of quantum mechanics. The lesson is called Quantum Physics: Definition, Theories & Topics. The lesson has the following objectives:

  • Explain what quantum physics encompasses
  • Identity what scale quantum mechanics involves
  • Appreciate the dualistic nature of the universe according to quantum mechanics
  • Explore the characteristics of the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle
  • Describe the importance of the Schrödinger's Cat experiment