rightmostofthetime Wrote:
Apr 03, 2013 9:18 PM
Just for kicks, here's a quick and dirty explanation of QM. Confined waves, such as waves on a string, have resonances at certain defined frequencies. Their standing waves are thus quantized. If we treat particles as confined waves (which is what electrons, for example, are), then we use the mathematics associated with those confined waves and determine that only certain frequencies, and thus energies, are allowed.