TAKING A LEAP INTO SCIENCE

When it came to quantum leap, I had to read multiple articles and watch multiple videos to understand the whole concept. And I’m not even sure if I do *laughs*.

In one of the articles I read by Karen Wan: “Quantum Leap… what does this mean for you?” (2012) on wordpress itself, I found a paragraph which helped me greatly. To every student struggling to understand quantum leap, here you go:

“A quantum leap is a leap from A to B, without passing through any of the points between A and B. Imagine that you enter a train in A-ville. You sit in your seat, and the train is instantly transported to your destination of B-ville. You just made a quantum leap. The train didn’t pass through any point between A-ville and B-ville.”

Besides leaping across a distance, sub-atomic particles can change by leaps in other ways. An electron can change energy from energy-level A to energy-level B in a leap, without having any of the intermediate values of energy. In fact, this is where the term “quantum” comes from. At the sub-atomic level, energy is created and used up in well-defined amounts called “quanta.” “Quanta” is plural, “quantum” is singular.

I realised that quantum leap isn’t limited to physics only. Everyone experienced or was moved in a particular state and felt something they’ve never felt before.

We can find quantum leap in various areas of our lives. Some can be found in relationships, work, and health along with many others.

In relationships:

  • Going about your regular life and suddenly meeting your ‘soul mate’ and knowing that your life would never be the same again.
  • Taking home a puppy or other pet and feeling your life get a lot better.
  • Meeting a new friend who you instantly know will be a good friend of yours.

And in schoolwork:

  • You discover a tool that makes your task five (5) times easier. Now you can spend time doing the things you want to do.
  • Your teacher has been very difficult with you.  You start imagining your teacher as someone who is easy to work with.  You find that many of the troubles that you had been experiencing just disappear.

Change comes when one leasts expect it.

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