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I don't have the financial resources to hire a scientific consultant to ask him whether my science-fiction plot is realistic, so I was wondering if there were any resource that teach Quantum Mechanic without the math well enough so that aspiring authors can write realistic science-fiction books.

The best would be a video tutorial that doesn't cover the math aspect, is scientifically accurate, doesn't simplify thing and doesn't lead to false beliefs that you find out about after taking a real course on it (as much as possible).

Also, can we not migrate it to a Physics stackexchange, because it's likely to be closed and I am sure aspiring science-fiction writers would find this question useful.

  • This belongs more on Worldbuilding than Writing. Not on Physics I'd guess, as you also guess. It might be closed on WB too; it's really not in the right format for there either. Unfortunately, that doesn't make it a good fit for Writing. Ask those specific questions on WB though. "Reality check" questions are very common there. It's the book referrals that are off topic. – Cyn Jan 31 at 5:51
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    Try Worldbuilding for the specific "reality check" questions. – Cyn Jan 31 at 5:52
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    Try googling misconceptions about quantum mechanics. – J.G. Jan 31 at 7:27
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    In my opinion, Richard Feynman's writings are the most lucid, easiest-to-understand resource available for top level, real-deal Quantum physics. He was a Nobel Prize winner, but also had a rare gift for accessible, entertaining writing. – Chris Sunami Jan 31 at 16:15
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    Hi. I don't think this question, as is, would fit on Worldbuilding, but if you have specific questions and/or want a reality check on what you're doing, those questions would be on-topic there. I see that there are close votes suggesting migration; I'm not actually convinced this question is off-topic here, since it focuses on asking for resources, not asking specific questions about quantum mechanics (those would be off-topic). – Monica Cellio Feb 1 at 3:13
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Internet is a trove of information. In more than one occasion I've found Khanacademy to be a good place to jump start a subject.

https://www.khanacademy.org/science/physics/quantum-physics

I haven't checked this one, but from prior experience with other subjects I'd expect it to be rather easy to follow, with plenty of cartoonish illustrations and simple examples.

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You insist the question is not about Science, and not about Worldbuilding – since you've posted it here I will treat it strictly as a Writing question.

I was wondering if there were any resource that teach Quantum Mechanic without the math well enough so that aspiring authors can write realistic science-fiction books.

The best would be a video tutorial that doesn't cover the math aspect, is scientifically accurate, doesn't simplify thing and doesn't lead to false beliefs that you find out about after taking a real course on it (as much as possible).

I paraphrase:

How do I learn just enough (science) to sound like I know what I'm talking about, but nothing more? And also I don't want to have any false ideas from the gaps in my knowledge.

This is a Catch-22. There are no shortcuts. You must learn enough to know what you don't know, or you must avoid discussing it in-depth, probably both.

Since you give us no details, and no measure of "realistic", we can't tell you how much knowledge is enough for your story. Youtube is not a community college, but The Royal Institution has been hosting science lectures for over 200 years, and their Physics Playlist has great talks. Stick with accredited universities or legitimate science foundations.

It still begs a broader question: how to research science as a science fiction writer.

Typing "science" into the searchbar offers over 1000 results. Here are some examples from the first 2 pages:

Researching Future Technology for a Science Fiction Novel

Can a person get bogged down by science fiction research?

Rewriting a scifi story to fit with actual science, should I do it as I go?

When writing science fiction, how important is it to provide scientific details for the (fictitious) things you are presenting in the story?

In Science Fiction, how does one do research, but write at the same time?

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What is your target audience and what is your purpose?

Do you look to entertain your audience or also teach them? What’re your average reader science skills.

Most people do not know (or care) much about quantum mechanics or physics in general. If those are your target audience and you don’t intend to teach them, then learn enough plausible concepts to move your story along.

If your average reader is, let’s say, hardcore sci-fi reader with advanced physics knowledge then there’s only one way to go. You’ll need to learn more than your average reader knows.

There’s no fooling this part, you can’t fool someone that knows more than you do, you either hire that knowledge or you get that knowledge yourself, there’s no faking it. I can tell from miles away when someone doesn’t know what he’s talking about on my area of expertise, and I can pretty much judge their level of knowledge after a 2 or 3 hour chat (I call it an interview :P).

So the question is, what’s your average reader like?

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