But this is practically tha same as the QM interpretation right ? The classical interpretation should be that of simple vectortransformation. Split the vector of each wave hitting the polarizer into two perpendicular components, one of which is aligned with the polarizer.Originally posted by FZ+
I may be wrong in this, but I believe that by classical theories, either all of the photons should go through or none of the light should go through. Since the photons coming out of the first filter are in terms of polarisation identical, they should all be changed in the same way by the second polariser. However, only some of them change, and we have a probability of changing the polarisation instead of a definite yes/no.
Your statement that all lightwaves should be changed the same way by the second polarizer is correct, they are. The classical answer lies in realizing that all waves pass through, each one with a lower amplitude than before. Think waves, not photons.