Observer effect in the Dual Slit experiment

In summary, the conversation discusses how detectors and observers in front of each slit work and whether or not they interfere with the motion of electrons or photons. It is mentioned that detectors can become entangled with the particles, and that observing light with the naked eye is physically impossible. The topic of information traveling at faster speeds than light is also briefly mentioned, and it is advised to avoid relying on unreliable sources for understanding quantum mechanics.
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John Mcrain
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How detectors/observers in front of each slit works , does it somehow disturb with electron/photon?
Does photon/electron must pass through detector/observer, so maybe his internal parts change final result on screen into just two lines?
 
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John Mcrain said:
How detectors/observers in front of each slit works , does it somehow interfer with electron/photon?
No, the detector gets entangled with the electron/photon.
 
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Demystifier said:
No, the detector gets entangled with the electron/photon.
Can you exlain how detectors work?
If I just observe light that pass throug two slits with my eyes, will electrons show two lines on back screen?
How can my thoughts change reality,results on back screen?
 
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Does information travel at higher speed then light between two particles in EPR paradox?
Infinite speed?
 
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John Mcrain said:
Does information travel at higher speed then light between two particles in EPR paradox?
Infinite speed?
No. Google for “no-communication theorem”.
 
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John Mcrain said:
If I just observe light that pass throug two slits with my eyes, will electrons show two lines on back screen?
That is physically impossible. You only see light if it enters your eyes to be detected by the photosensitive cells in the retina, and if it’s doing that it’s not reaching the screen.
 
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And since this video is garbage and not even close to an acceptable source under the forum rules this thread is closed.

You cannot understand QM by watching stuff like this, you can only accrete misinformation that you will eventually have to unlearn.
 
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1. What is the observer effect in the Dual Slit experiment?

The observer effect in the Dual Slit experiment refers to the phenomenon in which the act of observation or measurement affects the behavior of the particles being observed. This can lead to different results than if the particles were not being observed.

2. How does the observer effect impact the results of the Dual Slit experiment?

The observer effect can impact the results of the Dual Slit experiment by causing the particles to behave differently when they are being observed compared to when they are not being observed. This can lead to a discrepancy between the predicted and observed outcomes.

3. Why is the observer effect important in the Dual Slit experiment?

The observer effect is important in the Dual Slit experiment because it highlights the role of the observer in influencing the behavior of particles. It also raises questions about the nature of reality and the limitations of our ability to observe and measure it.

4. How can the observer effect be minimized in the Dual Slit experiment?

The observer effect can be minimized in the Dual Slit experiment by using advanced technology and techniques such as quantum erasers, which allow for the observation of particles without disturbing their behavior. Another way is to increase the distance between the observer and the particles being observed.

5. What are the implications of the observer effect in the Dual Slit experiment?

The implications of the observer effect in the Dual Slit experiment are significant in the field of quantum mechanics and our understanding of the fundamental nature of reality. It challenges the traditional view of an objective and independent reality and highlights the interconnectedness of the observer and the observed.

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