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Wave functions and their exp(-ipx) are base of quantum mechanics and QFT. But how to derive them the most simply that...
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I came across this statement from James Hartle on Stephen Hawking's website, http://www.hawking.org.uk/ and...
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Quite often one can see descriptions saying that the coherence time of single photons corresponds to the length of the...
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Hi there. I found a paper ( http://users.ox.ac.uk/~lina0174/born.pdf ) which states that has derived the Born Rule....
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