Double slit experiment

Discussion in 'Physics & Math' started by Xmo1, Nov 15, 2016.

  1. quantum_wave Contemplating the "as yet" unknown Valued Senior Member

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    I don't see it in the fringe section. Did it not go there, or was it moved back to P&M
     
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  3. exchemist Valued Senior Member

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    It was the posts relating to Lapoint's nutty electric or magnetic universe stuff, or whatever it was supposed to be, that got split off. Not sure where exactly they went to.
     
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  5. quantum_wave Contemplating the "as yet" unknown Valued Senior Member

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    Thanks.
     
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  7. quantum_wave Contemplating the "as yet" unknown Valued Senior Member

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    Maybe it is the notion of a wave-particle that doesn't apply. A photon that can act like a wave or a particle ... wouldn't it have some wave and particles like characteristics at the same time? Characteristics such that the means of measurement or observation would determine if its particle or its wave characteristic was measured?

    The nature of the measurements is that only one of the two states, the wave nature or the particle nature, could be detected by a single observation, however, the single particle two slit experiment looks like the particle is both a wave and a particle at the same time; the wave goes through both slits causing the interference pattern, and the particle goes through one slit and its path is affected by the peaks and valleys in that interference pattern?
     
  8. Write4U Valued Senior Member

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    I was intrigued by the posit that spacetime itself is compressed as it passes through the slits and affecting the particle's path.

    Comes to mind a pin-hole camera. A single pinhole allowing an undistorted representation (albeit up-side-down) to be photographed with acceptable detail and without wave interference patterns.

    I wonder what would happen with a double pin-hole experiment. Should not be too difficult to test that.
     
  9. quantum_wave Contemplating the "as yet" unknown Valued Senior Member

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    Scroll down this page and read about a double pinhole experiment:
    http://wiki.physics.fsu.edu/wiki/index.php/Stern-Gerlach_Experiment

    There is a problem to be worked out, with clues. Unfortunately the solution is not available unless you are a member of FSU Wiki. My guess is that the results are similar to the two slit experiment, but the intensity is lower.
     
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