Does this describe wave particle duality correctly?
'Whether observed or not, a matter's wave particle duality still persist. The wave and matter characteristic cannot be isolated: A matter cannot be a wave sometimes and particle the other times. It must be both at anytime.
However, when we...
A simple analogy will be the 'paint' aplication in the windows. Let say you draw a square. And you click the option zoom. You will find that the square is consist of many small square. The small square is the smallest unit.
I don't know why should(or shouldn"t)2-3 be ture either. This...
Recently I was thinking about these statement:
1. Dimension is as if a 3-D graph, which every coordinate is the smallest unit for dimension.
2. Volume of an object is a whole number multiply the volume of the dimension unit.
3. Distance is a whole number multiply the length of the dimension...
This is what I think:
When two photons destructively interfere, the wave amplitude become zero. However, the two photon still exist, and the energy didn't change, as frequency of light is not affected. (energy of light = hf)
Someone please correct me if I am wrong. :smile:
This is my understanding towards wave particle duality:
Matter is neither wave or particle.The matter position can only be determined when we observed the matter. When the matter is not observed, the matter can be in any position, and have a wave function.
So, I make the following deduction...
Does the electron "teleport"?
Let say there's an electron gun in the box as if Schrodinger Cat experiment. The electron is in position A. Since electron behave like wave in this box, the electron can be in any position after the box is close. I don't think that the electron will interact with...
Let say our dimension is a 4Dimension graph, and every position is a coordinate. If a matter disappear in its original coordinate and reappear in another coordinate(without travelling), does this contradic with any physics laws or theories? In other word, are there any physics facts that show...
Can Dimension and Time be quantized? For example, distance and time is a whole number multiple a smallest unit.
p/s: I don't have any facts to support my question, so this is possibly one of my illogical thought :smile:
To make myself clearer, let's imagine the same apparatus used by the Schrodinger Cat Paradox(without the cat and the poison). An electron is shot from position A. It is moving to the other side of the box.
Now, the quesion is, when we open the box and observe the electron after a long period...
I am getting more and more confused now. :confused: There are so many answer that I don't know which is true and which is not.
Anyway, can somebody summarise the above replies in an easier way? I don't really understand QMT :shy: .
Does the electron come from the nucleus, or from the virtual...
When an atom experience beta decay, will the atom become ion?
This is my deduction:
1.An atom will release an electron in beta decay.
2.The electron is replaced by the electon produced from the decay of neutron.
3.However, the proton number increase by one. It still need one more electron...
“We can see from our definition that the positive plate in Fig. 23-1 is at a higher potential than the negative plate..."
I saw this statement in a book. May I know how to calculate the potential of a charged plate?
Recently I am reading about electirc and electromagnet. I found electric field and the field line a bit confusing. What forms the field, or the field line? Is it photon?
Secondly, why must electron orbit around proton, and not proton orbit the electron?
Thanks in avanced.
I like science(at least I think so), but I don't like every part of it equally. For example, I like Relativity and QM, but I don't really like mechanic.
I like to ask question and do experiment, but I wonder whether I suit the research career, or which science field. Are there any test or guide...
1. Observation means interaction in QM.
2. Photon doesn't interact with gravity or electromagnetic force.
3. Thus, light wave is never observed and will therefore maintain superposition.
Is this deduction correct?
Thanks a lot. So, what Zapper trying to say is the photon is defined as stopped if it turn into energy. When an electron transfrom from a higher energy state to a lower one, isn't the electron emit photons? Where do the photons come from?
I know photon has no mass, and have energy 0/0, which mean photon can have any energy. But photon can interact with matter. It also can be absorbed by electron. But these interaction, and the fraction never stop photon, nor do photon lose it energy. Why?
As we all know, animal can communicate with each other with body language, sounds, etc. just like human. But does every animal of the same species communicate the same way? For example, are cats in different areas communicate the same way?
If I am not wrong, the most primitive life is in molecular form. Somehow, they acquire the ability to duplicate themselves, and get better and better through evolution.
But, how, and when do livings acquire the ability to think?(In other words, acquire a brain)