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Academic Journal – Quantum Theory

Nature at the smallest scales of energy levels of atoms and subatomic particles is one of physics most fundamental theories known as quantum theory. The innovative research of Schrödinger delves into the deepest recesses of the initial theory of quantum mechanics where he muses that new ideas need to come to the forefront to propel scientific discovery forward. “The disregard for historical connectedness, nay the pride of embarking on new ways of thought, of production and of action, the keen endeavour of shaking off, as it were, the indebtedness to our predecessors, are no doubt a general trend of our time.” Embarking on a study of observation and frequency, Schrödinger deposits that: “This discrete series of frequencies depends on the shape and on the material of the body, its density and elastic properties. It can be computed from the theory of elasticity, from which the existence and the discreteness of proper modes and proper frequencies, and the fact that any possible vibration of that body can be analysed into a superposition of them, are very easily deduced quite generally, i.e. for an elastic body of any shape whatsoever.” The state of superposition is illustrated in the supernatural TV show, Teen Wolf’s sixth season, as it introduces a comparison to the mythological tale of the Wild Hunt. This is due to how the Ghost Riders of the Wild Hunt exist in an alternative dimension. The Wild Hunt therefore stands to be viewed as myth and legend before you see them with your own eyes, thus making their existence a reality: “The principle of superposition not only bridges the gaps between the ‘stationary’ states, and allows, nay compels us, to admit intermediate states without removing the discreteness of the ‘energy levels’ (because they have become proper frequencies); but it completely does away with the prerogative of the stationary states.” This in turn, influences new waves for scientific discovery of theories on things such as alternative universes, which is demonstrated in the narrative of science-fiction TV show, Fringe.

Natasha Perkin

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