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A complex scalar field that describes a quantum mechanical system. The square of the modulus of the wave function gives the probability of the system to be found in a particular state. DO NOT USE THIS TAG for classical waves.

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Unplugging the detector in the quantum double slit experiment

I'm thinking about the quantum double slit experiment. Specifically the part where if you had a detector pointing at one of the slits, this would collapse the wave function and the interference ...