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Feb
7
answered Which electron gets which energy level?
Jan
4
comment Why does a wavefunction collapse when observation takes place?
I'd like to know what people consider to be an actual example of wave function collapse. I've looked for a "top ten" list of examples and I don't think there is one on the internet.
Sep
17
comment Waves produced by a mass of water on the calm sea surface
@Anna Oh come one now.
Sep
16
answered Is Dr Quantum's Double Slit Experiment video scientifically accurate?
Sep
9
comment Are the air particles in today's wind on earth (more or less) the same as the air 2/3 billion years ago?
Excellent answer. Slightly off topic, I have read that on average, every other nitrogen atom in your body has been through the Haber process.
Sep
9
answered Compton scattering vs. photoelectric effect
Sep
1
answered What is the interpretation of the Chern-Simons electromagnetic spin density?
Aug
3
comment Zeta regularization and Renormalization group
Thanks, Jose. I think this is the first time I've been picked as the winning answer. I don't know what zeta regularization is but I like to create a chain of physical logic to justify the math. That's the only way I have confidence that the math is giving me the right answer.
Aug
3
answered Zeta regularization and Renormalization group
Aug
3
answered How do you calculate the time to emission of an electron from a metal given the incident radiation?
Jun
17
comment Can the photoelectric effect be explained without photons?
Ben, it is hard to see how you can be absolutely sure that some of the energy for that ionization didn't come from the 1200-VDC power supply. You should read my article on Quantum Siphoning, linked elsewhere on this page by Helder Velez, where I explain how those kinds of processes can work. In my article I explain how it works for the case of the photographic plate, but I think the Geiger Counter is the same in principle.
Jun
17
comment Can the photoelectric effect be explained without photons?
The problem with all of your "conservation of energy" arguments is that they can never be verified experimentally. The device which measures the supposedly early electron is inevitably a tube with a 1200-volt power supply or something of that kind, which is clearly capable of supplying the energy necessary for the detection event. There is no reason to think the detection energy had to come from the "photon".
Jun
16
comment Can the photoelectric effect be explained without photons?
Ben, you're the one that introduced Compton and Black Body into the discussion, not me.So you shouldn't criticize me for going "off-topic". There's nothing in the original post about anti-correlation either. The question was about whether the "textbooks" have it wrong, meaning I would think the common undergrad textbooks with their "three nails" narrative. I think I answered the question.
Jun
16
comment Can the photoelectric effect be explained without photons?
Ben, the textbooks dispute precisely those aspects of these phenomena which can be explained by a good semi-classical approach. And I'm not talking about BKS...you obviously haven't had time in the 16 minutes since I posted to read the articles where I show how it's done.
Jun
16
revised Can the photoelectric effect be explained without photons?
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Jun
16
answered Can the photoelectric effect be explained without photons?
Jun
6
comment Problem counting spin states
OK, I finally see what this means. If we can assume that all these states are equally probable, then this distribution sort of gives you the spherical density of spin states. So I put it into a spreadsheet to see what it looked like...in particular, if it would line up with the distribution of velocities in a gas a thermal equilibrium. It was kind of close, but not all that close. I wonder what it means...
Jun
4
comment Problem counting spin states
Thanks, Lagerbaer. I've had some more thoughts on this so I added them to my question as an edit. Hope you'll check it out.
Jun
4
revised Problem counting spin states
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Jun
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asked Problem counting spin states