I Am Bored

Loads of viral videos, games, memes, lists and social networking for when you're bored. Updated every day, so visit often.
Latest Popular Most Bookmarked Most Emailed Top Rated My Favorites Random Chat
All Games Funny Entertainment Quizzes Weird Tech Lifestyle, Arts & Lit. News & Politics Science Sports Misc
T-Shirts   Submit Content  

Dr Quantum - Double Slit Experiment

What the Bleep Do We Know!?

submitted by: ElectricEye
< Back Next >
Dr Quantum - Double Slit Experiment. What the Bleep Do We Know!?
+ Add to Favs
Hits: 3227 | Favorites: 0 | Emailed: 0 | Rating: 3.6 | Category: Science | Date: 06/16/2015
More Comments >

Male, 40-49, Eastern US
 3268 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.

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.

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

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.

Male, 40-49, Canada
 4704 Posts
Tuesday, June 17, 2014 5:10:25 AM
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.

More Comments >

Bored | Suggest a Link | Contact I Am Bored | About I Am Bored | Link to I Am Bored | Live Submission | Privacy | TOS | Ad Choices | Copyright Policy |