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joelr
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Quote:
 Originally Posted by TimothyTang The double slit experiment is a good example that the || shape has wave function. The 2 slits that act as the || symbol cause single particles that come through one at a time to behave like part of a wave, showing that the || shape does have its own type of wave function.
In Young's experiment the single unobserved quanta passing through the slit does interfere with itself and create an interference pattern. However, this works the same if the holes in the screen are round, shaped like two number 2's, two number 3's, two number 4's or any random shapes.
The mathematics do not change.

1st part of interference equation:

n x lambda/D = X/L - D is the separation of the slits

where D = Pa-Pb - the probabilities of finding that the particle passed through slit A or B.

For 2 symmetric holes D=0

So we just need symmetry not two vertical lines (11). I'm still not clear on if this whole 11:11 thing is definitely numbers or symbols or could be symbols but they reference an actual number..?

But the actual thing here is more like 11:11. This would not work with the double slit experiment. Even just 1111. The interference patterns would be too complex to notice anything.

These patterns do not have a wave form that effects the DSE. The particles are the waveforms. They have their own wavelength, the slit does not have anything to do with that. The slits are nothing (holes) in a macroscopic screen that's wavelength is either collapsed OR collapsed to a very small length so it acts as a macroscopic object.

Last edited by joelr; 10-09-2009 at 04:38 AM.