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Apr
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accepted Do bosons and fermions produce the same interference pattern in a double slit experiment?
Apr
12
comment Do bosons and fermions produce the same interference pattern in a double slit experiment?
@ACuriousMind Probably the crux is that in the first case we have only 1 particles interfering with itself, while on later case we have at least 2... In that case I probably have the answer already that the two interference patterns will be identical...
Apr
12
comment Do bosons and fermions produce the same interference pattern in a double slit experiment?
@ACuriousMind Perhaps I misunderstood what I read in the Feynman Lectures vol3 /chapter 3. It says: "When a particle can reach a given state by two possible routes, the total amplitude for the process is the sum of the amplitudes for the two routes considered separately." Then later when they scatter two particles on each other: "In the case of α-particles with α-particles there are two alternatives that cannot be distinguished. Here, we must let the probability amplitudes interfere by addition". "In the case of electrons, the interfering amplitudes for exchange interfere with a negative sign"
Apr
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12
asked Do bosons and fermions produce the same interference pattern in a double slit experiment?
Apr
11
answered How do particles become entangled?
Apr
4
comment A tutorial explanation of decoherence?
Sorry, my pet peeve: "Wikipedia explanation is not too technical". Don't assert power on non-experts by saying things are easy, trivial or simple, they aren't. If you understood something 10 years ago, it becomes as trivial for you as 1+1, but not automatically everyone else. That's one of the most important things one need to learn when teaching people many levels below them.
Mar
21
accepted Is it possible to push together two charged particles of the same charge hard enough so it becomes a black hole?
Mar
20
awarded  Notable Question
Mar
14
asked Can we measure the exact position and momentum of a ball by hitting it with other balls?
Feb
19
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Feb
10
comment Is it possible to start fire using moonlight?
@pela Yeah he said it today.
Jan
14
comment Do all phases of ice look the same visually?
Phosphorus comes in at least 4 different colors: black, white, red, magenta, due the the arrangement of the atoms...
Jan
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Jan
8
revised Do people wearing glasses have different field of view than those who don't?
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Jan
8
comment Do people wearing glasses have different field of view than those who don't?
@ChrisWhite I wanted to write "field of view" I don't know why I wrote line of sight...
Jan
8
revised Do people wearing glasses have different field of view than those who don't?
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Jan
8
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