Path Integral Occurance?

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Hi forgive my very ignorant question.

How frequently does 'Path Integral', curved shot and normal shot happen out of say 100 shots with a photon?
 

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I have no idea what that means.
 
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A "normal shot" is when the photon goes straight, but some times it will go in a curve, and then some times it will go in a crazy path making elaborate circles.
These are not descriptions of different ways a photon will go in different runs of a double slit experiment. They are descriptions of paths that are included in the path integral that calculates the probability for a photon to be detected at a particular point on the detector in a single run of the experiment. So the question you are asking in the OP is unanswerable since it's based on a misconception about what the different paths are.
 
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These are not descriptions of different ways a photon will go in different runs of a double slit experiment. They are descriptions of paths that are included in the path integral that calculates the probability for a photon to be detected at a particular point on the detector in a single run of the experiment. So the question you are asking in the OP is unanswerable since it's based on a misconception about what the different paths are.
Many thanks, that's all i needed to hear.
 
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