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Understand the meaning of an electron

  1. May 28, 2007 #1
    Dear everybody
    i always ask my self how can i understand the meaning of a electron while the physiste are staying that i can located, please help to understand why we can't located an electron

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  3. May 28, 2007 #2
    Who ever told you that "an electron cannot be located" ? This is untrue. If you analyse the double slit experiment, you will see that the electron is observed onto the detector. In experimental physics, several techniques allow us to detect electrons.

    I suggest you start reading up on the work of JJ Thosmson.
    Last edited: May 28, 2007
  4. May 28, 2007 #3

    Claude Bile

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    We can locate an electron, we just can't predict - in advance - where it will be.

    Last edited: May 29, 2007
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