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Youngs slits in the particle frame

  1. Dec 15, 2004 #1
    In the lab frame youngs slits are easy to understand once you associate a de Brogle wavelength to the particle. I wonder if anyone has a manner to visualise/understand youngs slit interference in the frame of the particle i.e. one where its wavelength is infinte.
     
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  3. Dec 15, 2004 #2

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    You assign a probability wave to the particle using the debroglie wavelength. It is not recommended that you follow the particle through its path. Because there is no way you can know its exact position and the path it takes.
     
  4. Mar 27, 2009 #3
    Ahh FZ+, is it the particle that is moving or is it the slit and the laboratory that moves around the particle?
    Surely you can visualise the same scenario in which you are a particle at rest, and a double slit is approaching you.
     
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