Since spacetime is discrete at the Quantum/Sub-quantum scale, is it possible that something that occupied a discrete spacetime move to the other discrete through straight line?
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...
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?
Recently I have read "Beyond The Quantum Paradox" by Lazar Mayants. The author claimed that Schrodinger Cat Paradox can be solved by the following way:
"Since the reasoning of conventional quantum mechanic employs probability, it must concern an abstract cat, whereas any cat experiment, even an...
How do we define "observe" in QM?
In Qm, what does "observe" means? Observing the result, like the Schrodinger Cat Experiment? Or knowing the exact position of the atom?
Thanks. According to your statement, there are only one state for the cat, but two state for the observer before the observer observed it.
So let say the observer can hear the cat's sound.
If the cat alive, it will make noise and alert the observer.
Oppositely, the cat is dead and it will not...
A cat and a flask of poison are enclosed together in a hermetically sealed opaque container. If the flask is broken, the cat is killed by the poison. Breakage of the flask is triggered by the discharge of a Geiger placed behind one of two holes made in a screen which is irradiated at the front...
Thanks, I think I know what you meant. But why must all states collapse to one when oberved? Is there a reason for this? Or this is just a fact without reason?
I hope this will help you. I get this reply from a scientist when I asked him about Exclusion Principle.
"In quantum mechanics, the wave function psi(particle1, particle2) of
two fermions, such as electrons, must have the following property:
psi(particle1,particle2) =...
As many people here will know, particles have wave-particle duality. A American scientist, Richard Feyman, suggested that when a particle move from a point to another, the particle can move through every possible route, not only one route (or history) as described in classical theory. The route...