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In Quantum Physics, Even Humans Act As Waves

Postby socrat44 on August 23rd, 2020, 1:03 am 

In Quantum Physics, Even Humans Act As Waves
Ethan Siege, Aug 19, 2020,
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“Is it a wave or is it a particle?” Never has such a simple question
had such a complicated answer as in the quantum realm.
The answer, perhaps frighteningly, depends on how you ask the
question. Pass a beam of light through two slits, and it acts like
a wave. Fire that same beam of light into a conducting plate of
metal, and it acts like a particle. Under appropriate conditions,
we can measure either wave-like or particle-like behavior for photons
— the fundamental quantum of light — confirming the dual,
and very weird, nature of reality.
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https://www.forbes.com/sites/startswith ... 77d8a7312c
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Re: In Quantum Physics, Even Humans Act As Waves

Postby socrat44 on August 24th, 2020, 5:10 pm 

The reality of quantum particles is different from reality of big things
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Re: In Quantum Physics, Even Humans Act As Waves

Postby charon on August 24th, 2020, 6:28 pm 

The reality of quantum particles is different from reality of big things


But everything works as a whole, it's not separate compartments. So you have to find the connection, don't you?
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Re: In Quantum Physics, Even Humans Act As Waves

Postby socrat44 on September 16th, 2020, 3:48 am 

charon » August 24th, 2020, 6:28 pm wrote:
The reality of quantum particles is different from reality of big things


But everything works as a whole, it's not separate compartments.
So you have to find the connection, don't you?


practically the connection between quantum and ordinary stuff
was described in QED (QFT) . . . and therefore we have the modern tools . . .
smartphones, computers, robots . . . etc . . . robots will develop . . .
and maybe we are only a some kind of very developed robots . . .
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Re: In Quantum Physics, Even Humans Act As Waves

Postby Serpent on September 16th, 2020, 11:06 am 

charon » August 24th, 2020, 5:28 pm wrote: So you have to find the connection, don't you?

Why?
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Re: In Quantum Physics, Even Humans Act As Waves

Postby charon on September 16th, 2020, 12:40 pm 

Because there's only one reality, not lots of different ones.
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Re: In Quantum Physics, Even Humans Act As Waves

Postby Serpent on September 16th, 2020, 1:46 pm 

charon » September 16th, 2020, 11:40 am wrote:Because there's only one reality, not lots of different ones.

Sez who?
But the question was: why do you think you need to figure it out?
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Re: In Quantum Physics, Even Humans Act As Waves

Postby charon on September 16th, 2020, 2:42 pm 

Sez those who aren't confused.

I don't need to figure it out but socrat said 'The reality of quantum particles is different from reality of big things'. He thinks there's more than one reality.

We could say the reality of a brick is different to the reality of an orange. They certainly look different but isn't everything actually just made of the same stuff, including ourselves?

If he's intent on dividing them he needs to find the unifying factor since nothing exists in isolation. Can you think of anything that exists in isolation? Isolation from what?

Unless you also think there are lots of realities and not one, I don't know why you asked the question. Perhaps you're just in chat mode again :-)
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Re: In Quantum Physics, Even Humans Act As Waves

Postby Serpent on September 16th, 2020, 3:01 pm 

charon » September 16th, 2020, 1:42 pm wrote:Sez those who aren't confused.

So - just an opinion asserted with confidence.

Socrat said 'The reality of quantum particles is different from reality of big things'. He thinks there's more than one reality.

I don't mind him thinking that. Why do you?

We could say the reality of a brick is different to the reality of an orange.

And so it is, especially from the perspectives of the brick and orange; just as my reality is radically different from Donald Trump's. (I'll be the brick, this turn.)

They certainly look different but isn't everything actually just made of the same stuff, including ourselves?

I don't know. I've been told that, and it seems plausible enough to be going on with, so I don't feel a burning need to find out for myself, which is just as well, since I wouldn't know how to go about finding out.
Even less could I begin to discover the quantum structure of the universe. Nor can anyone else; they're speculating and creating elegant equations they can't verify.

Unless you also think there are lots of realities and not one, I don't know why you asked the question.

I didn't ask any question, or offer any opinion about reality/realities.

I asked : Why do you need to know?
Correction: Why do you think Socrat needs to find the connection?
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