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awarded  Curious
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accepted How is a photon/particle measured when passing through one of the slits of the Double Slit Experiment?
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comment How is a photon/particle measured when passing through one of the slits of the Double Slit Experiment?
is there an analogous process for electrons as well?
Jun
25
asked How is a photon/particle measured when passing through one of the slits of the Double Slit Experiment?
Mar
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revised Doesn't the Schwarzschild metric combined with Hawking radiation imply that nothing ever gets past the event horizon of a black hole?
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asked Doesn't the Schwarzschild metric combined with Hawking radiation imply that nothing ever gets past the event horizon of a black hole?
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awarded  Popular Question
Aug
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comment Is it possible to levitate a toy maglev train using only permanent magnets as long as the train stays in motion?
@DustinLovell You would just have to build it very precisely, which is pretty hard with permanent magnets to be honest. In fact, now that I think about it, a u shaped or w shaped track is almost the same thing as having guard rails, you've just effectively made them one with the track. Unfortunately, you're never going to get a "quantum locking" effect without a superconductor.
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answered Is it possible to levitate a toy maglev train using only permanent magnets as long as the train stays in motion?
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awarded  Yearling
Aug
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comment How to block neutrons
I know neutrons obey Snell's Law, with the index of refractions being dependent on temperature, but I can't remember the derivation... but you can, in theory, make a "neutron bottle" for sufficiently cool neutrons, with experimentally found neutron index of refractions, just using Snell's law and basic quantum mechanics.
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awarded  Commentator
Aug
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comment What would earth look like if traveling at 77% the speed of light?
Both! en.wikipedia.org/wiki/…
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comment What is the probability density function over time for a 1-D random walk on a line with boundaries?
what type of steps are you taking? Also, what do you mean be "impassible"? Do you mean you reject any step that takes you over the boundary?
Mar
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revised Derivatives of operators
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comment Derivatives of operators
Doesn't $\hat{X}$ depend on $x$? So when you take the derivative with respect to $x$, it should mean something?
Mar
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comment Derivatives of operators
@ChrisWhite I edited the question. What I would be looking for is something like $<\frac{d\hat{X}}{dx}>$, more info in the question.
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revised Derivatives of operators
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asked Derivatives of operators
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accepted Spin about an arbitrary axis