The Observer Effect in Quantum Mechanics

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      The Observer Effect in Quantum Mechanics


      I think this video is good to introduce the Bohmian mechanics.

      How about inserting it into the post?

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      Thank you, Dosakkhayo!

      Yes. It provides good visualization, and I have revised the post to add it.

      • A particle ALWAYS has a definite position. But in a quantum system, position measurement can have many possible outcomes. We can only calculate the probability of finding the particle at any location.
      • While either standard QM (Copenhagen interpretation) or Bohmian mechanics can be used to calculate those probabilities, Bohmian mechanics provides a realistic visualization. Copenhagen interpretation (with Schrodinger’s equation) is only a mathematical tool providing the correct answer without a “physical picture.” It is a “black box”: you input the numbers, and the answer comes out. Not interesting!
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