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QED: The Strange Properties Of Reflected Light

A description of how, at a quantum level, the reflection of light is governed by probability amplitudes. SCIENCE!

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QED: The Strange Properties Of Reflected Light. A description of how, at a quantum level, the reflection of light is governed by probability amplitudes. SCIENCE!
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turdburglar
Male, 30-39, Western US
 3669 Posts
Sunday, March 17, 2013 1:08:12 AM

@Draculya - You'll almost defiantly never see this. The probability is nearly 0...scientists could probably measure it to 0.0000000000000000001321%.

Maybe the best reason to measure and estimate to such a high degree is not for practical application. More likely is for proof of concept. Newtonian physics can be seen and demonstrated. Like...if you drop a ball, you can SEE and measure how fast it drops. Quantum physics cannot be viewed because, simply viewing a particle changes what it is doing, where it is, and where it`s going. By measuring an testing to such a high degree, it shows that the current theorys on how things work is correct!

Suicism
Male, 18-29, Western US
 3672 Posts
Tuesday, July 31, 2012 8:59:30 PM
I didn't watch the whole thing. But does this say anything about the phenomenon of having your kitchen lights on and not being able to see out (while maintaining a stronger reflection), vs. turning them off and being able to see out without others looking in so well? It seems obvious, but it`s a window isn`t it? Why should it work differently when the sun`s out and you can see either way just as easily?

JNou
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 19 Posts
Monday, July 30, 2012 10:57:38 PM
Was actually looking forward to this video. Couldn't get past how annoying this guy`s voice was.

Quackor
Male, 18-29, S. America
 2864 Posts
Sunday, July 29, 2012 6:52:31 PM
he likes spinning things

Draculya
Male, 40-49, Asia
 12320 Posts
Saturday, July 28, 2012 10:57:06 PM
OK OK, I get all that. I have only one question: What practical purpose is there to knowing magnetic moment to 16 significant digits?

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