# Glossary (A-Z)

- Classical mechanics
- Rules describing motion on a scale larger than atoms
- Copenhagen interpretation
- Popular interpretation of quantum physics where particles are in superposition before observation
- Double slit experiment
- Experiment showing the quantum property of wave-particle duality
- Interference pattern
- Pattern created by one or more waves interacting with each other
- Observer effect
- Effect where observing a quantum event changes its outcome
- Quantum interpretations
- Different explanations for how quantum effects occur
- Quantum mechanics
- Study of subatomic particles and the way they behave
- Quantum physics
- Another name for quantum mechanics
- SchrÃ¶dinger's cat
- Thought experiment showing the strangeness of quantum superposition and the observer effect
- Subatomic particles
- Particles smaller than an atom
- Superposition
- A mixture of all the possible states a particle can be in
- Wave-particle duality
- Property of subatomic particles allowing them to sometimes act like waves