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## Hot answers tagged superposition

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### Why do travelling waves continue after amplitude sum = 0?

What you cannot see by drawing the picture is the velocity of the individual points of the string. Even if the string is flat at the moment of "cancellation", the string is still moving in that ...
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### What is the reason that Quantum Mechanics is random?

If it helps, it's not that the nature of the universe is random, it's that we model it as random in Quantum Mechanics. There are many cases in science where we cannot model the actual behavior of a ...
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### Why do travelling waves continue after amplitude sum = 0?

ACuriousMind's excellent description was missing a picture. Here it is: This clearly shows that for the wave moving to the right, the front is moving up and the rear is moving down. For the opposite ...
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### Why do travelling waves continue after amplitude sum = 0?

Just to complement the other excellent answers, here's an animation showing what two wave pulses with opposite amplitude passing through each other actually look like: You can clearly see that, at ...
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### How can Schrödinger's cat be both dead and alive?

Before reading this answer (and to those who are downvoting), I am addressing if the cat is both alive and dead. I don't think the question is asking for a complete explanation of the Schrodinger's ...
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### Extension of Schrödinger's cat thought experiment

This is is known as the Wigner's friend thought experiment. According to the many World's interpretation, the superpositions are not a problem. The whole universe ends up in a superposition where all ...
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