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Double slit experiment and single particles. Is the wave function just a mathematical model?

I really do want to apologize in advance, I know this question has been 'answered' before. I have this 'problem' of feeling negatively toward much of today's 'mystical' interpretations of physics, ...
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Single photon and double-slit experiment [duplicate]

Laser fires single particles of light, called photons, through the slits. Even though only single photons of light are being fired through the slits and They create three pattern again. How single ...
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Can we obtain interference pattern with single electron/photon in Young's double slit experiment? [duplicate]

Can we obtain interference pattern by using single electron/photon in Young's Double slit experiment? If yes, then how ...and if no, then why?
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Is Time Significant in the Double Slit Experiment

When doing the classic double slit experiment is the time between emitting photons significant at all? Say, a single photon is emitted, the scientist waits T seconds, then emits another photon. Are ...
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How to interpret single photon interference when the two possible paths are different in length?

Here is my question. I struggle with the definition of single photon interference. Let’s assume we have a Michelson interferometer and the interference pattern we observe is a single photon result, ...
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Double Slit Timing and Interference [duplicate]

When discussing the interference pattern of a double slit, it is often described as two sets of concentric circles rippling out towards the wall and interfering with each other. In truth, each circle ...
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If 2 photons never interact with one another, how come we get an interference pattern? [closed]

OK better to be insured: I'll exclude very high energy photons. Albert Einstein's paper on photo electric effect say that light is quantized loosely speaking, now in a double slit experiment How can ...
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Single particle passing through the double slit at a time [duplicate]

In modern experiments, With the classical setup of photons or electrons passing through double slit, the intensity is kept extremely low, such that one can detect a single particle passing through ...
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Double slit experiment, detecting “particle direction” at the screen

This may be a stupid question, and I apologize if it is. With the double slit experiment, measuring which slit the electron came through causes it to act like particle. Instead, I wonder if it is ...
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Photons, wave-like character [closed]

Is it safe to assume photons really are not waves, per se? It would seem to make more sense if the electric and magnetic fields surrounding the photon are responsible for "wavelike" character, but in "...
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In Young double slit experiment [duplicate]

Young's double slit experiment we can fire only one electron (particle) we can observed interference pattern? or required more than one particle to observed interference pattern?