Tuesday, June 16, 2015 1:13:03 PM
I remember learning about this in college. There's a formula for the size of the slit compared to the length of the wave. Everything has a wavelength, so in theory, everything should act like a wave with the double slit. But the formula shows that for macro sized objects, like a baseball, or a marble, the slit size that is needed to produce the interference pattern is smaller than the size of the object. So macro sized object can`t ever be seen as behaving like waves, even though they, too, have a wave length.
Tuesday, June 16, 2015 10:17:29 AM
Wave-particle duality and the uncertainty principle are ultimately the same thing on a fundamental level. The particular manifestations belie the only conceptual difference.
The physical theory makes no claim about the exactness of a system, but instead only about our probability for observing it. It is not the electron itself that is in a superposition of states, but instead the probability for observing it. I recommend reading Dirac's Principles of Quantum Mechanics.
Physics does NOT say that things do not exist until we observe them. That is just more What-The-Bleep hippie nonsense. The PROBABILITY collapses once we observe it, not the electron itself.
Thursday, June 19, 2014 12:58:15 AM
It's like Doctor Demento went on a diet and became a scientist. Cool. However, I`m still too stupid to understand the explanation. Slow it down to extra-dumb, and I`ll watch it again.
Tuesday, June 17, 2014 5:10:25 AM
@HolyGod, Yes. As creepy as I always find it, the idea that things aren't static until you make them static does lend credence to the Multiple timeline/Universe theory. It really sort of explains how it works.