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So let’s get this straight. An electron gives a wave-life diffraction pattern in the double slit experiment. It clearly shows wave behavior. However, as soon as you put detectors in front of the slits and try to detect the electron, its pattern changes to a bullet-like particle pattern. 155 more words
In the last chapter I mentioned that the maxima and minima formed with electrons in the double slit experiment were probability maxima/minima. In fact, the… 171 more words
The results of the double slit experiment challenge the classical concept of the electron being a particle and the concept of nature being divided into particles and waves. 307 more words
The following is adapted from a lecture by Dr. Sabieh Anwar cited at the end of this post:
Why Study Quantum Physics?
A common question that comes to our mind is: “Why are we studying Modern Physics?” After all, most of us want to become Electrical Engineers because that’s the way the wind is blowing these days. 565 more words