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Hello all,

I am doing an EPQ in school, and I have the question of "To what extent does Quantum physics explain the nature of mass and energy".

So, do you think this is too vague, or would it be an acceptable title. I was hoping due to the title, I could possibly include a little string theory/particle physics, as a comparison.

And if this an acceptable title, does anyone have any websites which would help?

Thank you
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Bad question, quantum physics doesn't really explain mass and energy. Quantum physics doesn't say much about mass, but it does describe some of the properties of energy through quantisation etc.
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Yeah, bad question.

'Quantum physics' is just an area of study. Right now your question is kind of similar to saying, "To what extent does Biology prove whales exist.' It's just a bit open and vague.

Really you should say something like, "To what extent does 'X' Theory explain 'X' observations."

You kind of need more of a specific point to go from, I think.



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(Original post by Pessimisterious)
Yeah, bad question.

'Quantum physics' is just an area of study. Right now your question is kind of similar to saying, "To what extent does Biology prove whales exist.' It's just a bit open and vague.

Really you should say something like, "To what extent does 'X' Theory explain 'X' observations."

You kind of need more of a specific point to go from, I think.



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How about "What has been the role of theory and experimentation in the major advances in Quantum Physics"

I could introduce it as an idea, and give examples of theories, the experiments that backed them up, and the maths which this derived. I would then write a conclusion comparing it to classical physics, with its maths and experiments, and show the value of experimentation and maths in each.
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(Original post by Doctor_Einstein)
Bad question, quantum physics doesn't really explain mass and energy. Quantum physics doesn't say much about mass, but it does describe some of the properties of energy through quantisation etc.
Thank you

What do think of my different title.
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I think as a topic, there is a lot more in this new one, I like it much better. I'm not familiar with the EPQ system, so I cannot say whether it fits the criteria you require, but it is a wholesome topic at least.
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(Original post by Doctor_Einstein)
I think as a topic, there is a lot more in this new one, I like it much better. I'm not familiar with the EPQ system, so I cannot say whether it fits the criteria you require, but it is a wholesome topic at least.
I wanted to compare how experiments in classical physics have been a lot simpler, compared to the quantum approach, which favours theory first, and seeks to find an experiment to back it up.

EG it is easy to do an experiment to check the effect of air resistance, but less easy to create an experiment that shows the nature of light.
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