quantum mechanics & thought expirments

  1. What is Schrödinger's cat?
    Schrödinger's cat is a thought experiment, sometimes described as a paradox, devised by Austrian physicist Erwin Schrödinger in 1935, though the idea originated from Albert Einstein. It illustrates what he saw as the problem of the Copenhagen interpretation of quantum mechanics applied to everyday objects
  2. What is Schrödinger's cat thought experiment suggesting?
    The scenario presents a hypothetical cat that may be simultaneously both alive and dead, a state known as a quantum superposition, as a result of being linked to a random subatomic event that may or may not occur.
  3. what is the Copenhagen interpretation that also lead to Albert Einstein suggesting an idea that became Schroedinger's cat thought experiment later on in 1935?
    According to the Copenhagen interpretation, physical systems generally do not have definite properties prior to being measured, and quantum mechanics can only predict the probability distribution of a given measurement's possible results. The act of measurement affects the system, causing the set of probabilities to reduce to only one of the possible values immediately after the measurement. This feature is known as wave function collapse
  4. who devised the Copenhagen interpretation?
    The Copenhagen interpretation is an expression of the meaning of quantum mechanics that was largely devised from 1925 to 1927 by Niels Bohr and Werner Heisenberg.
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quantum mechanics & thought expirments
this card set regards quantum physics as an emerging field in science.