[video] Simulating a delayed choice quantum eraser in an online drag-d

In summary, the differences between the simulated experiment and the real one do matter and it is important to address them in order to accurately interpret the results.
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This is a follow-up video I made to a previous one on common misconceptions about the experiment. I'm interested in people's opinions here about how close the simulated experiment is to the real thing (e.g. there have to be some compromises due to the simulator not having free space propagation of photons; they always move in nice clean lines) and whether or not you think the differences "matter".

 
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I appreciate your follow-up video on common misconceptions about the experiment. It is important to address any discrepancies between the simulated experiment and the real one in order to accurately interpret the results.

In terms of the simulated experiment not having free space propagation of photons and always moving in clean lines, I believe these differences do matter. While the simulator may be able to accurately replicate certain aspects of the experiment, the lack of free space propagation of photons can greatly impact the behavior and interactions of the particles. This can ultimately affect the validity and applicability of the results obtained from the simulation.

It is important to acknowledge and understand these differences in order to properly interpret the results and draw meaningful conclusions. Therefore, I believe it is essential to strive for as close of a replication of the real experiment as possible in order to minimize any potential discrepancies and ensure the accuracy of the results.

Thank you for bringing attention to these differences and promoting a discussion about their significance. It is crucial for scientists to critically evaluate and analyze all aspects of an experiment in order to advance our understanding of the natural world.
 
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