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I was watching Richard Feynman's lectures on quantum electrodynamics where he concerned the probability of photon to...
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UltrafastPED
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This oft-referenced picture depicts a simulation of virtual particles popping into and out of existence in the empty...
Jun3-14 12:07 AM
tom.stoer
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It is available for free from this source. If someone can explain what has really been done here in simple English,...
Jun2-14 10:57 PM
gelatin
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If spherical harmonics are simultaneous eigenfunctions of \hat{L} and \hat{L}_{z}, then that means for a state at...
Jun2-14 03:53 PM
siddharth5129
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I learnt about the E<V(bound) and E>V cases. But what if V=E? Can we at all conclude V=E due to uncertainty...
Jun2-14 02:17 PM
suvendu
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Hey, i hear about quantum teleportation on the news today. They said that they successfully teleported information....
Jun2-14 12:43 PM
Thinkor
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A friend is a quantum chemist. He is in agreement that climate change is bad (he feels the primary problems with CO2...
Jun2-14 06:27 AM
D H
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I have some questions regarding the Heisenberg picture of QM. 1. How does one calculate probabilities for measuring...
Jun2-14 12:13 AM
atyy
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I am going through James Binney's course on Quantum Mechanics. I love all of the little misconceptions he points out...
Jun1-14 06:30 PM
Matterwave
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Hello look at (3.24). Above it, it states "We make the same switch to polar coordinates (x, φ) in the (x, y) plane,...
Jun1-14 06:14 PM
epislon58
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Do individual photons have some attributes which relate to EM wave frequency? In other words, is there any difference...
Jun1-14 12:28 PM
Nugatory
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Quantum Mechanics using Index notation. Is it possible to do it? I really don't get the Dirac Notation, and...
Jun1-14 09:00 AM
atyy
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Is it true that there always exist a unitary matrix that can take a state vector of an arbitrary pure state to another...
Jun1-14 03:19 AM
tom.stoer
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The eigenstates of a hydrogen atom are stationary states with definite values of energy. Now, as I understand it, the...
May31-14 05:33 PM
dextercioby
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A new type of energy storage described which uses quantum way to store energy. ''Battenice''. ...
May31-14 09:08 AM
mfb
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I am able calculate the solution for the TISE relating to the interval to the right of a step potential; however, I am...
May31-14 02:52 AM
Simon Bridge
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Is Timespace a literal real thing? or is it an abstract idea? and what makes physisists so sure that gravity is a...
May30-14 07:44 PM
bhobba
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I am looking around for some sort of equation regarding optical power dissipation of light (ultraviolet light in...
May30-14 12:53 PM
Jano L.
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Hello, I need help understanding how to apply the formula for converting a Lagrangian to an equation of motion in...
May30-14 09:14 AM
sloneranger
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Hi everybody, Is it possible to obtain an expression equivalent to fermi golden rule within the framework of Green...
May30-14 08:08 AM
Arthas85
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I was watching a YouTube video about heisenberg's uncertainty principle and was wondering if it only works for...
May30-14 01:45 AM
tom.stoer
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I'm looking for the source for the QM interpretation of "shut up and calculate". I thought it was synonymous with the...
May30-14 12:34 AM
Demystifier
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What happens to ψ in a infinite potential well when the width is suddenly reduced to half its previous value ? Will...
May29-14 10:01 PM
rigetFrog
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Am I correct in my understanding that the standard model predicts that there should be more matter than antimatter in...
May29-14 10:01 PM
damian081
5 383
The smallest amount of energy possible is called quantum of energy and is = hf. But are frequencies also quantized?...
May29-14 09:08 PM
DevilsAvocado
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As far as I know Feynman was the first who told that if you would put detectors at the double slits the interference...
May29-14 03:40 PM
forcefield
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Do unobserved particles exchange information with other particles? If not then they are not only unobserved but also...
May29-14 01:11 PM
Jilang
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Pardon my wording as I do not have a solid background in physics, while pondering The effects of observation on a...
May29-14 03:17 AM
DennisN
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I have been struggling with one simple question. How can one measure the momentum of a particle within a field without...
May28-14 09:16 PM
bhobba
3 239
In pseudo-thermal ghost imaging using a laser beam passing through a rotating ground glass plate, the temporal...
May28-14 02:50 PM
nandan
20 354
Hi, Im not sure if my way of tackling a question, probably it's a trivial problem, but it's important for me to get...
May28-14 12:12 AM
bhobba
3 395
About the fact that electrons have a determined position only after having been observed/measured, I don't understand...
May28-14 12:03 AM
bhobba
5 490
So I was reading this http://www.oberlin.edu/physics/dstyer/TeachQM/misconnzz.pdf, a list of common misconceptions...
May27-14 11:38 AM
moontiger
5 403
Pardon me for my ignorance. This is a question of curiosity. I look for a concise logical argument as to why the...
May27-14 11:02 AM
DrChinese
10 460
I know about symmetry and antisymmetry and so on, but a thought that I had never considered just hit me. If we had two...
May27-14 01:28 AM
DrDu
3 296
Hey everyone. I have a couple of question regarding wave function collapse. I can accept that one cannot make...
May26-14 10:38 PM
atyy
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I'm in the first of 3 courses in quantum mechanics, and we just started chapter 4 of Griffiths. He goes into great...
May26-14 10:15 PM
jayqubee
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Hi. I am reading a book entitled "Atom-Photon interactions" by Claude Cohen-Tannoudji, et al. There is a symbol...
May26-14 08:50 PM
UltrafastPED
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"Locally, the spin density S is an intrinsic (i.e. origin-independent) quantity, which is associated with the local...
May26-14 06:38 PM
UltrafastPED
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Am I right to think that particles cooled asymptotically to 0 K would have wave functions the size of galaxies or even...
May26-14 04:59 PM
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