Schrodinger's cat

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Schrodinger's cat

Postby ajjbotes on April 19th, 2017, 3:29 pm 

Hi. I recently came across mention of Schrodinger's cat and I have a lot of questions. Where can I read up on the topic in more or less plain english? I last touched Physics 101 35 years ago. Physics aside, I must say the version I heard did not seem logical.
Thanks for the help.
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Re: Schrodinger's cat

Postby Braininvat on April 19th, 2017, 9:04 pm 

That was actually Schrodinger's point: that the cat could not exist in two distinct states at the same point, and that this superposition of macro-scale objects was plain ridiculous. Schrodinger made up the thought experiment to poke fun at the Copenhagen interpretation of quantum physics. Try this link.....

http://www.iflscience.com/physics/schr%C3%B6dinger%E2%80%99s-cat-explained/
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Re: Schrodinger's cat

Postby ajjbotes on April 20th, 2017, 4:06 am 

Thanks for the link, it clarified a lot. Now however, I'd like to know why , at the quantum level(?), the argument of superposition is true.
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