When it comes to the mystical field of quantum physics, I am often told that a particle system, such as an electron, can exist in many states at once and is thus able to occupy many different volumes of space at once. This, however, has confused me ever since I first heard it; the reason? Well, it's primarily due to my belief that regardless of the nature of the system in question, no system should be able to exist in many different states at once.
So now, I will now engage in the act of using my energy to perform the action of asking this very simple question:
When it is said that an object is in many different locations at once, is it actually meant that it has many position vector properties and that during observations of that object, information about only one of those position vectors is able to be accessed at a time?
I noticed that this is a somewhat lengthy question, but I guess that if the answer to it is essential "yes", then I can safely (maybe... maybe?) assume that the whole “a quantum system exists in many states at once before it is observed” is some kind of analogy or something that scientists use to help explain quantum phenomena.
- Edited, since I figured that I should make the question a little easier to understand.