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Jan16-12 Greg Bernhardt
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How did someone came up with the idea that , an outcome doesn't exist until we really observer it? How did that...
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al onestone
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what is the difference between first- and second-type bessel functions?
Jul3-12 08:48 AM
Simon Bridge
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when a wave-function splits into two paths (such as in a double slit or a mach-zehnder) how does the Schrodinger...
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Simon Bridge
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Had some questions about wave-functions. Some of the questions might be invalid due to limited knowledge of the OP. ...
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Simon Bridge
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In single particle interference experiments: what, besides probability amplitude, splits at the slits? don't...
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wave-function is a probability amplitude in quantum mechanics describing the quantum state of a particle and how it...
Jul3-12 06:27 AM
Simon Bridge
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Hi everybody, I apologize for my trivial question, I'm reading a paper by Freedman and Kitaev and, when describing...
Jul3-12 02:43 AM
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1) What is mean by fermion with half integer spin and boson with integer spin Is that fermion, 1/2,3/2... boson,...
Jul3-12 01:19 AM
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Quantum laser diodes. How does light escape? I recently became very interested on the functioning of these amazing...
Jul2-12 10:18 PM
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hello i have question : how the superposition principle proves continuity of ψ in potential barrier
Jul2-12 08:18 PM
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Hi, I've been reading a QM book and it mentions that particles can be represented as a wave packet, which provides...
Jul2-12 04:24 PM
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Is there some way to approximate the density of entangled particles in space?
Jul2-12 12:32 PM
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Hi I would like to know if I have a system of coupled harmonic oscillators whether the standard position operator...
Jul2-12 07:42 AM
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For the photoelectric effect, when light hits a metal, and the frequency is above the work function, electrons are...
Jul2-12 03:48 AM
M Quack
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It is said that the solutions of the Klein-Gordon equation cannot be interpreted as probability densities since the...
Jul2-12 02:38 AM
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I'm looking for the BEST and most COMPLETE book describing - The quantum mechanics of the hydrogen atom (working...
Jul1-12 05:03 PM
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I am having hard times, trying to find out how the FermiDirac and BoseEinstein distributions give you at a limit the...
Jul1-12 02:19 PM
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When a photon has a wavelength close to the energy needed for an electron jump in an atom, the atom will absorb the...
Jul1-12 01:08 PM
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Does Pauli's exclusion principle apply to superposition or only collapsed states? I.e. could a particle be...
Jul1-12 11:58 AM
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A particle in the ground state of a potential well can only gain energy by making a transition to one of the higher...
Jul1-12 07:39 AM
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Can someone please elaborate these lines: "Causality applies only to a system which is left undisturbed. If a...
Jul1-12 12:52 AM
San K
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What is the difference between eigenfunction and wave function? I'm always get confused when i am asked to write...
Jul1-12 12:38 AM
Simon Bridge
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Almost everyone is familiar with the sentence "accelerated charges radiate em waves". Nevertheless, if you are...
Jun30-12 08:56 PM
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Alright. So the Dirac Eq is (i \gamma^{\mu} \partial_{\mu} - m) \psi = 0 or putting the time part on one side...
Jun30-12 06:56 PM
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I have just watched a video by Professor Brian Cox. In it he describes the proposed Higgs field. If it exists, it is...
Jun30-12 05:20 PM
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If the Higgs field is responsible for embuing particles with mass, and mass is responsible for gravity, is it possible...
Jun30-12 04:13 PM
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I am aware that n is the principal quantum number and determines the energy of a specific energy level of an atom. In...
Jun30-12 03:20 PM
Einstein Mcfly
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Do free particles have quantum numbers? What are they?
Jun30-12 12:12 PM
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Hi all! I'm sorry if this question has been already asked in another post... I'm studying the path integrals...
Jun30-12 05:02 AM
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Hi, i can't get the result stated as equation (2.33) in page 22. To be more clear, after the elimination of the...
Jun30-12 02:41 AM
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Hi physicists, How can two atomic-scale particles interact through gravitation (Gm1m2/r^2) or any other force that...
Jun30-12 12:00 AM
Simon Bridge
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Hi, could anyone try to explain one thing about the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle I don't understand? The...
Jun29-12 02:45 PM
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In the double-slit experiment, without which-path information available, the diffraction pattern is usually shown as...
Jun29-12 01:00 PM
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What are the differences between the probability density function and the radial probability density functions (in...
Jun29-12 09:16 AM
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I'm wondering because the gamma ray photon is smaller yet it has a higher frequency. Is it because the amount of...
Jun29-12 07:23 AM
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A quantum particle can tunnel through a barrier and we can describe why this is so by the uncertainty principle....
Jun29-12 05:31 AM
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Hello dear readers, I have a problem. I'm giving a lecture tomorrow on the EPR experiment and Bell's theorem and so...
Jun29-12 05:29 AM
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Hello, I'm trying to solve a time independent schrodinger equation with matlab. i wish to write a function whose...
Jun29-12 03:14 AM
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What do you think the word "photon" used in textbooks and papers at present mean? - extended object which, when...
Jun28-12 07:35 PM
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what we mean by uncertainty in energy in quantum tunneling ? it's hard to understand uncertainty principle
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