wave-function is a hypothetical/mathematical construct(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

the wave-function is said to collapse when we try to detect it, say in a double slit or mach-zehnder.

what kind of obstacles (but non-detectors) do wave-functions pass through?

what happens if we place a razor thin obstacle (that is not a detector) in one of the paths of the photon

1. a razor thin opaque sheet of paper

2. a razor thin transparent sheet of cellophane

3. air particles - we know that air particles don't effect the wave function as the double-slit and mach-zhender experiments are not necessarily conducted in a vacuum.

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# Do wave-functions pass through transparent obstacles?

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