Originally published at: https://bigideas.network/quantum-mechanics/
Quantum mechanics is one of the most intimidating concepts that I’ve come across, so hold on to your hats for this one.
It’s our description of what’s inside the proton and neutron. The problem is that inside there, our perception of reality is irrelevant because it’s a world where logic gave up and intuition goes to die.
The first thing to know is that there is a framework, like a new periodic table, of all the quantum mechanical particles. It’s called The Standard Model. Check out that article for an explanation of what the particles are, because in this one I’m going to focus on how they behave…