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Author Topic:   Have quantum interpretations been experimentally verified?
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Message 21 of 62 (794274)
11-13-2016 3:24 PM
Reply to: Message 19 by AlexCaledin
11-13-2016 1:42 PM


A question
I'm not sure I understood the passage quoted by Alex, but reading it left me with a question. Are there any macroscopic processes which quantum mechanics predicts better than relativistic mechanics? I remember that the standard textbook example of a large-scale phenomenon which classical Newtonian mechanics could not explain, but Einstein's theory of relativity could, was the orbit of Mercury. Is there a similar example for quantum mechanics? Something where our experimental setup is not dealing with individual photons or quarks, but where our macroscopic effect is different under quantum and classical interpretations?

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