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One way of thinking of a matter wave (or a photon) is to think of a wave packet. If The Universe Is Expanding, What's It Expanding… Regarding collapse of a wave function - a quote in a Grant Callin book has the aliens saying to us "So you have developed an entire physics based on the premise that a sentient observer is required to collapse a wave function? Mechanics is the branch of Physics dealing with the study of motion. Boltzmann himself had qualms about the reality of chance.

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Because the slope varies from place to place, momentum is also "spread out." Meanwhile, take these theories for an exercise in imagination and nothing more. Refraction: change in direction of light ray when passing one medium to another. In order to further simplify things, we assume that the rod is connected rigidly to a ﬁxed axle at the center of mass of the two particles, as shown in ﬁgure 11.6. The relation between wavelength and frequency is the same as in quantum mechanics so the group velocity is twice the phase velocity.

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Brief description of a coil symbol. Current response of a coil to a voltage step: experimental and theoretical study (analytical solution). For example, Bohm and Hiley (1993) write that “The context dependence of results of measurements is a further indication of how our interpretation does not imply a simple return to the basic principles of classical physics.” However, to understand contextuality in Bohmian mechanics almost nothing needs to be explained.

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In one of his famous lectures, Richard Feynman offered that, “[wave-particle duality] is a phenomenon which is impossible ... to explain in any classical way, and which has in it the heart of quantum mechanics. Shorter waves with higher frequencies have shorter periods. There are two types of waves: longitudinal and transverse. If one were to take a coiled spring (such as the toy known as the "Slinky") and release one end while holding the other, the motion of the springs would produce longitudinal waves.

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What happens in a laser is you have a little mezzanine right below the balcony. Homework solutions will be posted on ISR's electronic reserves system (Eres). Bibcode: 2014AmJPh..82..896J. doi: 10.1119/1.4878358. Interaction of Radiation and Matter: Semiclassical Theory Review of Basic Quantum Mechanics: Concepts, Postulates and Notation ( pdf ) Alternatively, we can apply the principles of geometrical optics to compute the spatially variable velocity of the wave packet using equation (8.19).

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In the right panel a particle breaks up, forming two particles. It does no good to say “I knew what the momentum was before it went through the slit, and now I know the position,” because now the momentum knowledge is lost. Since sound is a compression wave, the wavelength is the distance between maximum compressions. Measurement requires the interaction of something macroscopic, assumed to be large and adequately determined. This theory successfully solved many outstanding problems, particularly those related to physics at the microscopic level, and currently provides the broadest understanding of the physical world at the most fundamental levels.

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We'll prove it and then explain a little more what it all means. The parameter σ decides the spatial spread of the Gaussian along the x-axis, while the Fourier transform shows a spread in wave vector k determined by 1/σ. When you plotted the frequency with which the photon would strike different points of the screen, it matched up with the interference pattern! Bear with me, we're almost there....a few more facts first. I think these changes (to non-causality and probabilities) either aren't theologically significant, or they make our physics – and nature, if the physics is correct – more compatible with a theistic worldview. } Divine Guidance of Natural Process: Or, instead of remaining a passive observer, as proposed in deism, God could influence natural process by converting one natural-appearing result (the one that would have occurred without any divine guidance) into another natural-appearing result (that actually occurs), as explained in Divine Guidance of Natural Process.

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An electron is localized by passing through an aperture. Here are some important features to consider. 1. Sound waves, for instance, are longitudinal: thus, when a stereo is turned up to a high volume, the speakers vibrate in the same direction as the sound itself. Such a wave moves by means of compressions and rarefactions. Machine: device that changes force needed to do work. Quantization of Electromagnetic fields and transition rates. Sometimes it behaves like wave & sometimes particle.

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This is the basic nature of a mechanical wave that is considered when looking at mechanical waves. Bragg diﬀraction of electrons is invoked as an experimental test of the Planck and de Broglie relations. After all, we can explain it using the uncertainty principle." The results of these experiments were so disbelieved that they were repeated by other persons, using different photon sources, as well as particles with paired spins.

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Although there are a fair number of experiments whose explanation requires some modification to classical physics, the ideas that gave rise to Schrödinger’s equation came from the observation that the behaviour of light (or more precisely, electromagnetic radiation, which includes light and other radiation such as X-rays and radio waves) in some cases requires that we assume it to be composed of particles (photons). The Standard Model has successfully accounted for every particle experiment carried out to date.