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ZapperZ
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what is the result of fourier transformation of functional theta function?
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Mentz114
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Hi. This may not be the best place to ask this, but I have a friend who is very interested in quantum mechanics and is...
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I have a homework problem that is giving me some problems. Consider a particle trapped in a box of size 1. All you...
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Hi all, I'm trying to convince myself that momentum is the correct infinitesimal generator for translations. In...
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So I am just beginning to emerge myself into quantum physics. I am reading some things about the uncertainty...
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*moved to hw questions*
Feb27-08 12:24 PM
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Hi there, Let me start by introducing myself. I am a student who considers himself to be a very scientific thinker,...
Feb27-08 11:34 AM
RandallB
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Hi, I would like to know what do you think about the Giuliano Preparata theory on QED coherence in matter. He...
Feb27-08 10:00 AM
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Feb27-08 09:02 AM
clem
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What is the idea behind renormalization group ?? i belive you begin with an action S =\int d^{4}x L(\phi ,...
Feb27-08 07:01 AM
kdv
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if one entangled particle is "destroyed" what is the state of the OTHER particle? Situation 1 two entangled...
Feb27-08 03:25 AM
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This question may come out of some ignorance on my part, but I was reading the Feynman Lectures on Physics and it said...
Feb26-08 12:36 PM
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With all the different quantum interpretations out there, which is your favourite or "most likely to be true" ? I...
Feb26-08 09:34 AM
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Hi, Some writers on quantum physics, especially on copenhagen interpretation, talk about waves as "real" before...
Feb26-08 08:40 AM
vanesch
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I have some extremely basic questions in QFT. First, P&S discuss causality in QFT in the first chapter of the...
Feb26-08 08:25 AM
Hans de Vries
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I'm going through the derivation of the -i\Sigma_2 (p) correction in Peskin & Shcroeder. On the top of page 218, eq....
Feb26-08 08:11 AM
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In Modern Quantum Mechanics page 44-46, Sakurai compares two experiments: 1. Here three observables A,B,C are...
Feb25-08 10:48 AM
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I have seen in text that it used an unfamiliar unit for fine-structure energy difference in a species. The unit was:...
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Maxwell's equations give that the electric and magnetic fields in E-M radiation are orthogonal. This is a classic...
Feb24-08 07:30 PM
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If a free proton is pushed to within 10^-13 centimeters of a nucleus, it overcomes the repulsion interactions and is...
Feb24-08 04:18 PM
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Has anyone read this? tHe author presents a different interpretation of wave-particle duality in order to find an...
Feb24-08 04:06 PM
Mentz114
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What is ansatz? such as Bethe ansatz. Is it a principle? hypothesis? or boundary condition? self-consistency...
Feb24-08 02:37 PM
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Can they appear inside a black hole? Can they appear between an electron and the nucleus? Inside a nucleus? Can two...
Feb24-08 11:55 AM
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If effective mass in schrodinger equation takes in to account for coupling by other bands or so to say by other...
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Hello all, I've been thinking about the connection between commutativity of operators and uncertainty. I've...
Feb24-08 12:42 AM
noospace
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It is clear that the concepts of position and momentum are idealizations from our macroscopic experience which are not...
Feb23-08 11:03 AM
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In lecture today, we were going through Griffith's QM, Chapter 7, The Variational Principle. The particular case...
Feb23-08 05:54 AM
Pythagorean
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Rutgers University physicists have performed computer simulations that show how electrons become one thousand times...
Feb22-08 04:15 PM
SF
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What is the theory to explain how it still manages to survive.
Feb22-08 02:59 PM
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Is momentum operator \frac{\hbar}{i}\frac{\partial}{\partial\ x } is Hermitian only for a normalized wave...
Feb22-08 11:30 AM
Marco_84
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Here are some examples of wavefunction visualisations: ...
Feb22-08 04:13 AM
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Hey folk, I'm not sure if this would be more approproate in the Calculus section because I think the anser...
Feb21-08 06:36 PM
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Now that all our old CRT tvs are going to be useless soon (an exaggeration, I know, but they certainly are obsolete),...
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I recently found this amazing video. www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZUI3lhRje_0 Click on deussy and check out his...
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Hi all, I have a little problem concerning the coupling of a fermion to CP^N (or better a 2D scalar O(3) model)....
Feb20-08 06:15 PM
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I have seen the frequency of the electron in the ground state of the hydrogen atom as 6.58 x 10^15 Hz, however I have...
Feb20-08 12:49 PM
joecoss
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In quantum mechanic the Hilbert space is often used. I don't study physics, must be said. So, I have a few questions...
Feb19-08 11:26 PM
C*-algebras
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Hey, what kind of mathematics are needed to understand the bulk of QM and GR?
Feb19-08 11:03 PM
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Hi All, I am interested what are the advantages, in general, of using Liouville representation instead of...
Feb19-08 10:32 PM
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