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Jan16-12 Greg Bernhardt
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Feb23-13 08:38 AM
ZapperZ
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hi, the standard (?) explanation for particle exchange to produce repulsion and attraction is at:...
Jul22-08 11:36 AM
yoyoq
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I'm a little unsure about a certain part of this shown in a book. There is an electron and a positron moving in the...
Jul22-08 10:59 AM
nrqed
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During a lecture about QFT...
Jul22-08 02:56 AM
Zacku
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I have a noobish question on spin addition. If I have a system of two particles, each with spin 1, and the spins don't...
Jul22-08 02:30 AM
Usaf Moji
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I'm reading Singularity Sky and came across something that didn't sound right. Charles Stross is supposed to be known...
Jul21-08 09:13 PM
CJames
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I came across my readings the idea of quantum teleportation. How there is a probability (no matter how infitessimally...
Jul21-08 02:51 PM
Heisenberg.
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hello, everyone, I am not in this filed. So I get a simple question. Besides field emission and thermionic emission,...
Jul21-08 04:41 AM
ZapperZ
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help,see the attached file
Jul21-08 03:59 AM
malawi_glenn
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In QM we have the postulate of measure giving rise to the notion of wave function collapse throught measurement. Is...
Jul21-08 03:18 AM
Demystifier
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I read about "pair production" how a photon can create and electron and a positron. I read the calculations and I...
Jul20-08 01:36 PM
jk4
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Hi all While watching the first stage of the Tour de France, I thought of Heisenberg and his Uncertainty Principle....
Jul20-08 10:46 AM
ZapperZ
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One way in which Heisenberg originally argued for the uncertainty principle is by using an imaginary microscope as a...
Jul19-08 10:19 PM
muppet
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Hi folks! Another stupid question: Consider a Yukawa coupling \lambda \bar{\psi}_1 \psi_2 \phi where \phi is a...
Jul19-08 06:46 AM
jdstokes
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Is probability a quantum observable ? I'd like to obtain an observable operator (self-adjoint, hermitian) with...
Jul19-08 05:55 AM
dreynaud
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Hello guys, i'm just new here.I have a question about observers. This may be a stupid question , but here it goes. ...
Jul18-08 11:25 PM
kahoomann
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"Anyone who has not been shocked by Quantum physics has not understood it," said N. Bohr. Now I am confused by the...
Jul18-08 03:38 PM
reilly
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Can anyone help out? I was reading about MZ interferometers on Wikipedia ...
Jul18-08 03:28 PM
Ciokko
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I'm reading Griffiths', and I had a question about the harmonic oscillator. Griffiths solves the Schrodinger...
Jul18-08 11:54 AM
adartsesirhc
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After several failures in the past (why does the universe have to be so complicated?!), I'm once again trying to learn...
Jul18-08 11:50 AM
adartsesirhc
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If I'm given a photon polarized at some unknown angle, can I rotate it by 90 degrees (or by an arbitrary angle)?
Jul18-08 08:00 AM
Andy Resnick
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I have a question in my book where five electrons are placed in a infinite square well and Im supposed to calculate...
Jul18-08 06:36 AM
drullanorull
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At a given moment, the wave function of a particle in a non-normalized state \Psi (x) = 1 + sinČ(kx). By measuring its...
Jul17-08 04:16 PM
muppet
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Problem: How do you quantize a two dimensional system defined by the Lagrange's function L=\dot{x}y - x\dot{y}...
Jul17-08 07:42 AM
jostpuur
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Has anybody ever tried adding mirrors around a laser tube cavity where a lot of spontaneous emission can be reflected...
Jul16-08 11:31 PM
mharney1268
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Given two arbitrary qubits, is there a test I can do that will always tell orthogonal qubits apart (but may fail if...
Jul16-08 10:55 PM
Dragonfall
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Hello everyone, I'm trying to understand quantized vortices in rotating Bose gases. From what I understand, any...
Jul16-08 09:48 PM
Creator
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are there any people working on periodicly driving system? about the floquet theory, i have a doubt. That is, it...
Jul16-08 08:48 PM
wdlang
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Hi! I want to renormalize the following UV-divergent integral using Dimensional Regularization: \int_{-...
Jul16-08 02:07 PM
Sunset
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hi, i have an essay question which entitles " what if planck;s constant was 6.63x10^30, how would this change the...
Jul16-08 09:47 AM
exponent137
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Imagine a system consisting of two hydrogen atoms with the electrons sitting in the ground state with the same spin....
Jul16-08 05:43 AM
malawi_glenn
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I'm a beginning QFT student, trying to slog my way through Slansky's paper... I have some basic questions, the...
Jul14-08 10:52 PM
humanino
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I am wondering if anyone knows why "h" was chosen for Planck's Constant? Or did they just randomly select a letter...
Jul14-08 08:02 PM
peter0302
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How might one stop two dissimilar but metallic surfaces from sliding against each other? Obvious answers like weld...
Jul14-08 04:10 PM
rjullom
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Does a photon have a \Psi function? i.e. Is it correct to describe a photon as a wave with a real component and an...
Jul14-08 03:39 PM
Usaf Moji
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In Feynman's lectures he describes partial reflection as occuring because the "little arrows" cancel out when the...
Jul14-08 02:17 PM
limey
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Hello dear theorists! Please help me to understand the following question: I have slowly changing electric field...
Jul14-08 12:52 PM
timgor
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Sometimes the result looks rigorously correct while in fact it is dead wrong
Jul14-08 06:58 AM
Haelfix
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I started working on this topic and thought I would post it for other to contribute their ideas. The Clebsch-Gordan...
Jul13-08 04:49 PM
Marty
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This seems a simple problem, but managed to confuse me and my friends a bit, it's definitely not a standard problem...
Jul13-08 10:16 AM
Fredrik
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Dear all, While I was reading chap2 of Peskin, I got some questions. (1) The vanishment of the commutator of...
Jul13-08 01:04 AM
hellfire
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