The mind expanding discovery of Quantum mechanics is that Newtonian laws do not apply to Sub-atomic phenomena.’Quantum’ is a quantity of something.Mechanics is the study of motion.’Quantum Mechanics’ deals with the study of motion of quantities.
Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle-
While Newton’s laws are able to predict the past as well as future outcome of any event in macroscopic world,quantum mechanics deals only with probabilities.We can never be sure about the results.The great Heisenberg laws (x.p>=h/4q) states that,
“In sub-atomic realm,we can’t know both position & momentum of a particle with absolute precision.The more we know about one,the less about the other.We can know either of them precisely,but in that case we can know nothing of other.”
Implications of Quantum Mechanics-
The implications of Quantum mechanics are psychedelic!Because it is the nature of things that we must choose which of these 2 properties we want to determine.It is possible that we create something that has position(eg.a particle),because we are intent on determining the position & it is impossible to determine the position without having something occupying the position we want to determine.
Quantum mechanics strikes down the term observer of the Newtonian physics,the man who stands safely behind the glass & watches what goes on outside without taking a part.Man has become a Participator now.Not only we influence our reality,but in some degree we actually create it.