Superposition ft. Schrodinger’s Cat | Quantum Mechanics ep 2

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Superposition ft. Schrodinger’s Cat | Quantum Mechanics ep 2by wpjljron.Superposition ft. Schrodinger’s Cat | Quantum Mechanics ep 2In this episode we’re going to try figure out why Quantum Mechanics says that things can be doing many things at once. Let me know what you think! Next episo…

In this episode we’re going to try figure out why Quantum Mechanics says that things can be doing many things at once. Let me know what you think! Next episo…

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  1. kyrilluk14 January, 2014 at 9:44 pm

    Superposition occur also outside QM. Get a 6 faces dice. Throw it in the
    air and if you calculate the probability of having a 6 for example you
    would get a superposition as well. And then when the dice lend on your palm
    and you get to see the result of your experiment, the “wave function”
    collapse and you get a definitive state. A lot of the puzzeling stuff about
    QM is about the particular way some scientists (the copenhagenists) , in
    1927, decided to interpret probabilities. Great channel by the way! 

  2. Teodor Iuliu Radu13 January, 2014 at 9:22 pm

    I’ve got two scenarios that I’ve been thinking about for a long time and
    could not come to a conclusion as to whether one or both are flawed or not:

    1. From Schrodinger’s Cat point of view, considering that at the end of the
    experiment it is both dead and alive, surely the cat will continue to
    perceive the instance in which it is alive rather than dead and therefore
    from its own point of view (as long as the outcome of the experiment is not
    observed from the outside) it gets to live, even though the experiment
    might be repeated ‘x’ number of times without being observed.
    2. Same situation as above, only this time the experiment gets observed.
    Again from the Schrodinger’s cat point of view: Consider that the cat is
    in fact testing everything outside the box upon the completion of the
    experiment rather than the other way around, humans testing it. Taking the
    assumption that the cat can only perceive the instance in which it lives,
    then it experiences the combination of probabilities which lead up to the
    humans observing it in its ‘living state’ rather than its ‘dead state’.

  3. JazzInATinCan7 January, 2014 at 12:23 pm

    This is a nice effort for unknowing people like me, thanks. Oil paint still
    works fine, though, thats nice.

  4. JDB70x73 January, 2014 at 8:42 am

    its amazing the how I always seem to find the best channels at 4 am 😛 this
    channel is AWESOME, keep it up :)

  5. Majoofi2 January, 2014 at 8:04 am

    how does the particle know it’s being observed and how does it choose a
    state?

  6. Phllip Mclennan28 December, 2013 at 3:19 pm

    Heisenberg said that any detector will collapse the pattern. It’s not
    observing, rather the stuff from the the detectors.

  7. Elliot Dewhurst27 December, 2013 at 9:37 pm

    What if we measured whether the particle has gone through the slit or not?
    When observing it should choose to be in the state of gone through or not
    gone through right? So where is the particle if it hasn’t gone through?

  8. Juanma Cohen27 December, 2013 at 2:06 am

    whatif we put only one sensor in only one of the slits?

  9. BlueLightningSky23 December, 2013 at 2:57 pm

    “Whether it’s true or not is uncertain,” I see what you did there.

  10. FunkyLoiso22 December, 2013 at 11:00 am

    Hi :3 I have a question regarding the experiment where we put electron
    detectors near the slits. The electron has an electric field, a gravity
    field and so on. Those fields apply force to matter around the electron, so
    in a sense the entire universe is acting like a detector. But that doesn’t
    collapse the wave function! Why? I guess the answer would be because those
    fields are in superposition too. Then how the detectors work? Do they like
    catch the electron, take some energy from it an then release?

  11. Luapix21 December, 2013 at 3:18 pm

    I’m not sure about it, but I think the cat isn’t in a superposition,
    because as the detector measures if the atom has decayed or not, it forces
    it to choose one state, determining the cat’s “aliveness”.

  12. Xatnu Rowan12 December, 2013 at 7:35 pm

    Loool when the words “double slit” came up, I read “double shit” XDDD

  13. Elitekross10 December, 2013 at 7:45 pm

    Unfortunately i can’t find the episode, but in an episode of Through the
    Wormhole, we’re shown an experimenter where scientists had successfully
    sustained a macro scale superposition.

  14. odiumimbues8 December, 2013 at 9:22 pm

    This is how our court of law should work.

  15. Hogan Storm8 December, 2013 at 5:28 am

    no way. if there are more than 1 universe then they choice has already
    been made here. its just that it is in ALL states in ALL universes, but it
    is already chosen for the universe we are in, looking or not.

  16. GoodasGuilty7 December, 2013 at 4:54 pm

    “Must be the Weather” 🙂 aw

  17. oneawarer5 December, 2013 at 7:10 am

    A wired thing just happened, I was watching the 1st video and did not check
    the description and when you said there’s another video coming I decided to
    check the description and saw the 2nd video had already been created.
    So I clicked it to watch it but this time I read the description before
    watching the video and thought yeah ok. Anyway I watched the 2nd video and
    at the end you said there’s a 3rd video but I remembered that I already
    read the description and did not see a link to the video.
    I’m just hoping that my observation did not influence the outcome of this
    experiment. Any chance your be making the next video soon?

  18. snarky770053 December, 2013 at 8:23 am

    I like what you have to say in this video but I would make one correction:
    It isn’t “observation” that collapses the state of superposition. It is
    more accurate to say that an inanimate interaction can collapse the
    superposition state without any consciousness involved in the interaction.

  19. Gabo Martinez3 December, 2013 at 2:24 am

    this is mind blowing. Awesome!

  20. Rocky Bullin2 December, 2013 at 9:04 am

    Proof the universe is made of weeping angels :)

  21. blake mitchem11 November, 2013 at 7:47 pm

    Hello, I would like to cite this video in a research paper I’m doing on
    quantum computation. If you could email me so I could get some information
    from you to properly cite this that would be excellent. My email is
    [email protected], I would like to know your name, what you have your
    degree in and things like that. thanks!

  22. Everland23 September, 2013 at 3:51 pm

    i just realized one thing wouldn’t the panel be a way of measurement? if
    not why?

  23. Looking Glass Universe23 September, 2013 at 6:58 am

    Oh yes, all these experiments have been done many times over the last 100
    years or so, by many reputable labs 🙂 Some of them have to be adjusted so
    they can be done more easily in a lab, but it’s the same experiment
    basically. As for whether the pattern is because of the detectors, I answer
    that in episode 4 and 5 🙂

  24. alyeahal18 August, 2013 at 6:30 pm

    Ya, kind of…I do enjoy your videos though 🙂

  25. Looking Glass Universe15 August, 2013 at 8:59 am

    Hey guys, the next episode is up! Hope you enjoy it :)

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