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some people have wondered if waves were to exist, which medium would they be travelling in? are they causing ripples in space-time?

for example waves (disturbance) on a ocean/pond travel in water. now if we place an obstacle we can physically/visually see the waves recoil etc and give rise to a new interference pattern that we can predict/calculate

Question:

Refer: a double slit, single particle (single particles sent one by one) experiment where a small obstacle is placed after the slits

to predict the interference pattern (and we are not, for the moment, debating if there are real waves or not, we are simply taking about the mathematics) do thewave equations need to be adjust for the obstacleto accurately predict the new (distorted) interference pattern (that forms on the screen)?

or

are we able to accurately predict the new (distorted) interference pattern in case of obstacles via modification/tweaking of the wave equations?

Note: there are two kinds of waves here

1. de broglie waves (or matter waves) ...these are hypothesized to exist

2. Probability waves (these are simply mathematical) and don't really exist

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# Do the wave equations need to be modified for obstacles?

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