Strings, Conformal Fields, and M-Theory (Graduate Texts in

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However, this wave detector can be turned into a particle detector by removing the second beam splitter, so that the two paths no longer interfere. Topics covered are motion, energy, heat, waves, electric current, radiation, light, atoms and molecules, nuclear fission and fusion. The terms of the nonrelativistic Schrödinger equation can be interpreted as total energy of the system, equal to the system kinetic energy plus the system potential energy. If a further position measurement is made shortly afterwards the wavefunction will still be the same as when the first measurement was made (because nothing has happened to change it), and so the same position will be recorded.

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Publisher: Springer; 2nd ed. 2000. Softcover reprint of the original 2nd ed. 2000 edition (December 21, 2012)

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