Omnifarious Posted February 18, 2021 Report Share Posted February 18, 2021 Years ago I sought to get an understanding of quantum mechanics and I found this documentary: Nova, quantum mechanics And it says that "energy is quantized" at 11:40. And to illustrate this point the image on the screen splits into lots of uniform cubes. This led me to conclude that everything is made of indivisible, uniform pieces. Like any image on this pixelated screen. No only because of they way they showed it but because they said that quantum mechanics governs the things that everything is made of. Also they said energy is quantized and some other sources have said that everything is made of energy. From this I concluded that everything is quantized. Is this the case? I found some sources that explain that the energy of light is quantized. Is that what Nova ment or do they mean all energy? Also, I found some articles that say while light only comes in discrete chunks (quanta), the chunks can have any value depending on the circumstances. The light can't come in values of 1, then 3.5 then 2, only in one number. But depending on the light sources it can come in a steam of 1s, 3.5s 2s or any continuous value etc. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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