Section I is a brief introduction to our mission: **Teach the world quantum physics in one hour **using simple terminology, intuitive diagrams, and lecture excerpts from the best in the field. We also explore why so few people are aware of the field’s most profound insights.

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We put the cart before the horse. We summarize the Standard Model, a quantum field theory comprised of a system of interacting quantum fields, which work to form concrete representations of the mathematical structure or lie group SU(3)xSU(2)xU(1). We use subsequent sections to dismantle the confusion.

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We examine the roughly four objects of classical physics: The gravitational (gravity) and electromagnetic (light) fields, charged matter, and uncharged matter. Classical physics concerns the motion of big stuff. Quantum physics concerns the motion of the tiny wave functions that in large numbers, constitute big, classical stuff.

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We investigate the role of probability in our universe. Quantum fields decompose into quanta or elementary particles. Those particles are quantum mechanical wave functions or roughly, probability waves. We delve into the idea of a thing’s being a wave, being tied to a thing’s probability to be in different places in space.

We extend from waves to the other important object type: Symmetry transformations. Symmetry operators are elements of mathematical structures called groups and boast deep ties to geometry. Concretely, they are matrices that act on wave functions and do stuff to them, like shift them over in time, or over in space, or even rotate them.

We graduate from “real space” symmetries to “internal space” or gauge symmetries. There are tiny curled up spaces attached to every point of real space. Particles can undergo transformations in them. Gauge symmetries represent the bread and butter of the Standard Model. They facilitate particle interactions, atoms, and all of chemistry.