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Fair dice and two slit experiment

  1. Apr 10, 2009 #1
    The number that comes up on a die seems to be determined by mechanics - not probability; eventhough dice are used to explain probability. Is there a analogus process that determines where a photon will fall in the double split experiment - eventhough it is explained by probability?
     
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  3. Apr 10, 2009 #2

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    No, there is no known analogous explanation.

    1. Most quantum physicists do not think such exists, and current theory does not provide for such an explanation.

    2. There are some possible interpretations that DO allow a determined outcome. Physicists in that camp say that due to unknowable initial conditions, we cannot predict the outcome - ever.
     
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