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Apr
8
comment multibody problem and determinism
I'm not confusing them, they are the same thing. We see from the double slit experiment that making the result deterministic changes the very probabilities of the evolution of the system. I'm probably not explaining it very well. Many worlds just says that the mechanism of multiple states evolving simultaneously is deterministic; i.e. the universe bifurcates at every instant. But it does not give an answer on how or why recombination happens. Yet some prefer it because it takes one of the question marks away (at the cost of adding an infinitely bifurcating universe).
Apr
8
comment multibody problem and determinism
I would say it is generally accepted. As we can only falsify non-determinism (i.e. we cannot prove that something has no cause, only that none has been found), there will always be some who dislike the idea of something unseen deciding whether the cat lives or not. However, unless you are in the field of many-worlds theories and so on, it is immaterial what you believe; the equations give you the non-determinism you will have to deal with. The most broadly accepted interpretation (Copenhagen) is that we do not know what happens in the midst of an interaction, only that it follows our equations
Apr
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answered Should a polyatomic crystal behave similarly to the bulk of each/either of its constituent elements?
Apr
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answered multibody problem and determinism
Apr
8
answered How to calculate new air pressure with temperature change?
Apr
8
comment Does interference take place only in waves parallel to each other?
@rahulgarg12342: Hmm. The first is meant to show how the path difference varies over the plane, and the second is supposed to show how that results in reinforcement or dampening of the resulting waves, including where the dead zones are. If you understand that, how would you describe it? If not, how far do you follow it? Cheers!
Apr
8
comment Does interference take place only in waves parallel to each other?
@rahulgarg12342: Is the edited answer understandable? When you say 'interference', do you mean destructive (cancelling out) effects or constructive (reinforcing) effects? Interference really covers both, it just means a pattern resulting from two waves interacting.
Apr
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comment Does interference take place only in waves parallel to each other?
@ParthVader: I had gone down a bit of a rabbit hole, but hopefully the edited answer is a better fit.
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comment Does interference take place only in waves parallel to each other?
I've added something hopefully clearer at the top, might get a chance to illustrate it a bit later.
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comment Does interference take place only in waves parallel to each other?
I'm saying that as you slide one wave next to the other, you increase the phase difference and go smoothly from making the wave bigger to making it smaller and eventually zero. Moving it further it becomes bigger again, in a cycle.
Apr
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answered Does interference take place only in waves parallel to each other?
Apr
7
answered Understanding of measurement in quantum mechanics?
Mar
12
comment How do we perceive colors outside our gamut?
I see what you're saying now, I didn't get any of that from the answer. Also interesting might be perception of blue without perceiving red, as red cones have a blue peak as well; this could be what we call violet.
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revised Accelerating onto and over inclined plane
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answered Accelerating onto and over inclined plane
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