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Dr Quantum - Double Slit Experiment

What the Bleep Do We Know!?

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Dr Quantum - Double Slit Experiment. What the Bleep Do We Know!?
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Hits: 3208 | Favorites: 0 | Emailed: 0 | Rating: 3.6 | Category: Science | Date: 06/16/2015
 
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Rick_S
Male, 40-49, Eastern US
 3254 Posts
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.

BuckeyeJoe
Male, 40-49, Europe
 123 Posts
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.

axeman929
Male, 30-39, Midwest US
 195 Posts
Saturday, June 21, 2014 12:39:41 AM
Everybody looking for a threesome.

SavageChef
Female, 50-59, Western US
 2683 Posts
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.

patchouly
Male, 40-49, Canada
 4701 Posts
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.

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