I am an amateur on physics. Lately I have been thinking about this: Is there a link between quantummechanical probabilistics and entropy?(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

I can put it into words like this: "Entropy: The greatest possible chance that outcomes even out (are as similar as possible)."

For instance: The chance that an off-axis polarized photon passes the filter. Sometimes it does, sometimes it doesn't, but take a large number of measurements, and the correlation between angle and probable pass-through are inexcapable. I don't know very much about thermodynamics, but I figured that pressure in a closed box with gas also 'evens out' due to entropy (the particles becomes evenly spread), so that the probability a particle has a specific momentum becomes as great as possible. Similar, the probability a photon passes the filter is directly proportional to the angle of the filter, so the proportion of particles that pass to those blocked is 'evenly spread'... (grosso modo, each photon 'behaves' similar, or at least, becomes more statistically probable to do so...)

Does this make the tinyest bit sense?

I hope you can forgive me my poor english.

**Physics Forums | Science Articles, Homework Help, Discussion**

Join Physics Forums Today!

The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

# Link between quantummechanical probabilistics and entropy

**Physics Forums | Science Articles, Homework Help, Discussion**