Double slits from the particles viewpoint

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How would two rapidly approaching slits appear to a particle? Would they appear fuzzy or even indistinguishable?
 

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How would two rapidly approaching slits appear to a particle? Would they appear fuzzy or even indistinguishable?
The particle has no point of view, so there's no meaningful answer to that question.

We could ask what a person approaching the barrier with the slits sees, or what a photograph taken by a camera would look like. The answer is exactly what you'd expect: a barrier with two slits in it.
 
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How would two rapidly approaching slits appear to a particle? Would they appear fuzzy or even indistinguishable?
The particle has no point of view, so there's no meaningful answer to that question.
Actually, I think there is a more basic problem to Jilang's question. He is viewing the particle as having a path. There is no path. There is a place where the particle is detected. If the which way information is not captured, it never existed.
 

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