Unfolding the Enfolded...

Cosmos, Mind & Soul

Waves

Intro

Quantum physics tells us that a quantum entity (Nick Herbert calls this, generically, a quon) has a dual mode of existence: When unobserved it exists as a wave of potentials (possibilities); when observed, the wave collapses into a particle (e.g., photon, electron, quark).  Wave function collapse is the event in which the particle appears in one of its many wave potential states/locations.
 

Ideas to Explore

The Two-slit Experiment

The Feynman Double-slit

Double-slit Experiment


 

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Lessons in Holography

Photons, corkscrew waves, interference patterns, standing waves, holograms