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Jan
25
revised Can the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle be explained intuitively?
eigenvectors -> eigenvector bases
Jan
25
comment Can the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle be explained intuitively?
@Evpok good point, I'll edit.
Jan
25
comment Statistical specific heat as energy fluctuation in spin glasses
@igael I use Gibbs sampling, which is similar.
Jan
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Jan
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revised Statistical specific heat as energy fluctuation in spin glasses
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Jan
19
comment Statistical specific heat as energy fluctuation in spin glasses
Your point about the definition being relative is good. I use that formula because I'm checking whether Cv has a peak due to a critical point. So the question should rather be: do I have to take into account the other peaks to this end?
Jan
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comment Statistical specific heat as energy fluctuation in spin glasses
So you're saying I should consider all the peaks...
Jan
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Jan
14
comment Why can't the entropy of an isolated system decrease?
It's not that it becomes negative: there would be a negative change in entropy.
Jan
14
comment Can the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle be explained intuitively?
Let's say "anthropic principle" and not "theology"...
Jan
14
comment Can the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle be explained intuitively?
@JonCoombs exactly. I hope it is clear from my answer that I also subscribe to what you say.
Jan
13
revised Why do randomly flying gas molecules have a distribution of energies?
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Jan
13
comment Can the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle be explained intuitively?
@xxbbcc, the change I made was only what I stated: "example" to "example of a consequence".
Jan
13
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Jan
13
answered Why is a nearby nucleus required for Pair Creation?
Jan
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Jan
13
comment Can the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle be explained intuitively?
Yes, I agree, @Martin. Maybe it's not clear from my answer, but I never liked people 'proving' HUC using that compton scattering example. I changed "example" to "consequence".
Jan
13
comment Did Newton conduct any experiments to find something called momentum, or was he such a great genius that he was able to spot it intuitively?
The problem here is about definitions. I personally would define momentum as the product of mass and velocity, and therefore avoid the "k" problem altogether. Your book calls momentum something else, and THEN proves it happens to be equal to m*v. Now, what was this "something else"? Try to understand this first.
Jan
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answered Can the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle be explained intuitively?