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RE: Matter waves - a central concept in quantum mechanics

in #science4 years ago

Particles and Waves. Interestingly, I learned mostly the Particle side of things in high school, and some Wave side of things at University. I from time to time read books about quantum theory, therefore reading your post brings back the stuff I was reading about. I love the fact matter can be waves. Some say, everything, every object has music. I suppose this has nothing to do with the waves in quantum theory, but more with the own frequency of any object :) What I find so amazing is our ability to see one thing at the time, either something as a particle or something as a wave; We can not see both states at the same time and since time progresses all the time, we can not record both states.

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Indeed, this has nothing to do with music ;)

You may check my answer to @galotta's comment. There are actually cases where the situation is not clear. There, there is no clear way to disentangle between the wave behavior or the particle behavior of the object. Unfortunately, I have never really read many details on that. I only limited myself to cases where it was clear to consider either waves or particles.

Owwww, I really thought that we can either see 'something' as particle or as wave, but never at the same time. You mentioned you read something about some detector being able to see the mix. That would be a breakthrough I would say. I'm looking forward to your next posts on topic of quantum theory!

Yeh music, although of topic to your post, that is something I really love when people make the statement that every object has its own music! Something we talk about (and joke as well) with my producer friends. They hear music everywhere, they love the statement every object have its own music, they even remind me of that all the time :)

Owwww, I really thought that we can either see 'something' as particle or as wave, but never at the same time. You mentioned you read something about some detector being able to see the mix. That would be a breakthrough I would say. I'm looking forward to your next posts on topic of quantum theory!

I will not discuss that at all. This is a bit far from my field. You can check this for more information (or that for layman terms :p)

They hear music everywhere, they love the statement every object have its own music, they even remind me of that all the time :)

It is just a matter on how to define what music is in each case. I agree with the statement ^^

Thanks, will check and read the links!