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Interference pattern occurs during the double slit experiment but is is possible to predict an electron's position based on that pattern

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The interference pattern gives you an indication of the probability of finding an electron at a particular point on the screen. In that sense, it allow some predictive power: not every location is equally likely. It's like being in a casino, and being told the next number on the roulette wheel will be even. That doesn't mean you can predict the number - but your chances of guessing it just got doubled.

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  • $\begingroup$ How about use multiple interference patterns and compare results to narrow down selection? $\endgroup$ – Agastya Asthana Dec 10 '16 at 18:34
  • $\begingroup$ An infinitely wide slot gives you an infinitely narrow interference pattern... in other words if you shoot an electron straight you have the best chance of knowing where it is. $\endgroup$ – Floris Dec 10 '16 at 19:32

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