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Is quantum mechanics essential or needed as an Electronics and Communication Engineer ?

Question asked by Abdelrahman Rabah in #Electronics on Dec 30, 2018
Abdelrahman Rabah
Abdelrahman Rabah · Dec 30, 2018
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Well, I had in college 4 lectures only about quantum mechanics .. and I think I liked it .. would it help me sooner or later as an Electronics and Communications Engineer ? b/c I think I may continue reading and learning about it alone .. if it's only *Essential*

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Ramani Aswath
Ramani Aswath · Dec 30, 2018
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Why not enjoy it on its own?

The following lectures by prof. Dr.S.Lakshmibala are interesting. I have had many lively discussions with her about this. It was easy as she happens to be the wife of my brother in law Dr.Sriram, himself a professor of physics in the Madras university.

https://nptel.ac.in/courses/115106066/

Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare · Dec 30, 2018
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I'd say learn it out of curiosity and not with an aim to crack exams. From my personal experience, if one decides to really like something - they can like it. I hated programming; but decided to learn it anyway and now I enjoy it. ? 

Ramani Aswath
Ramani Aswath · Dec 30, 2018
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@Kaustubh Katdare , you have hit the nail on the head.

Abdelrahman Rabah
Abdelrahman Rabah · Dec 30, 2018
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@Kaustubh Katdare  I actually thought it that way .. but what I meant by the question .. would I ever use it in my life ? 

Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare · Dec 30, 2018
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Well, I'm an Electrical engineer by education but I can't fix any electric appliance in my house. I learned transformers and motors - but I've to rely on technicians to address any issues. 

But I'm good at programming; I learned it and it has no connection with my degree!

You may not use Quantum Mechanics ever in life. It totally depends upon the profession you choose. I chose to work on computers and that's what I do well. Had I chosen to be an electrical engineer, I'd a really good one for sure. 

Don't think about whether you'll actually use things 'ever'. Just enjoy it and learn things out of curiosity. 'Curiosity' is something that will push you ahead. 

Abdelrahman Rabah
Abdelrahman Rabah · Dec 30, 2018
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@Kaustubh Katdare loved your reply actually .. ? thanks a lot. <3

Ramani Aswath
Ramani Aswath · Dec 30, 2018
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@Abdelrahman Rabah , you never know. I find myself using in work what I studied ages back. For example, right now I am personally working on developing an electrolytic process (electrochemical technology was my elective in 1957) for modifying aluminium surface.

You will surprise yourself with what you will do with what you picked up for fun or interest.

Ramani Aswath
Ramani Aswath · Dec 30, 2018
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They say curiosity killed the cat. But you are not a cat!

Abdelrahman Rabah
Abdelrahman Rabah · Dec 30, 2018
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@Ramani Aswath  well, I think after finishing this semester will start reading and learning quantum mechanics .. as u said .. I will never know ..
Thanks <3 :D

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