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#186965 - 10/13/07 07:31 PM Re: Shrodinger's cat??? (evil homework) [Re: melliferal]
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Registered: 01/26/07
Posts: 386
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You guys are cracking me up. I am a science hobbiest myself and I like to build my own Van De Graaffs and other high-voltage toys (tesla coils and plasma globes).

For me, string theory is where it's at because it is so beautifully intuitive and I believe it can explain any phenomenon. Using the concepts of string theory I can explain how electric, magnetic and gravitational forces are all literally tied together and are all a result of local variations in the speed of light (this is not proven so please don't get annoyed at me for saying that, it's just my own personal understanding). I don't know what to think about these dark matter and dark energy theories, so far I'm not a fan of the concept.

I'm so glad someone has brought all this up, I didn't know there were any other survivors that liked this kind of crap. My Van De Graaff is my favorite because it is "interactive". There's just something amazing about safely charging up your whole body to near 500,000 volts and throwing a 12" spark out of your fist.

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#186970 - 10/13/07 08:02 PM Re: Shrodinger's cat??? (evil homework) [Re: cbfull]
FLRich Offline
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OK, Androsh...You've managed to get the guys to do your homework for you. I always say use the resources at hand!


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#187128 - 10/14/07 06:48 PM Re: Shrodinger's cat??? (evil homework) [Re: FLRich]
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Originally Posted By: EGL
Andrei, I'm with Rich on this one. Us two simpletons will sit on the sidelines and admire the bigger brains at work.


Make that three simpletons! I'm in!

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#187135 - 10/14/07 07:09 PM Re: Shrodinger's cat??? (evil homework) [Re: WalkingSouth]
ak Offline
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Well, I am the simpleton also. But I will say, it is not a physics or quantum mechanics class, but instead a philosophy class based on 'paradoxes'. So hopefully most of them will not be this difficult to understand. Thank you all, for helping to explain it in ways that I could 'get' more.

Andrei


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#187156 - 10/14/07 08:26 PM Re: Shrodinger's cat??? (evil homework) [Re: ak]
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Many paradoxes are a lot easier to understand than Schroedinger's Cat. They only become tough if you try to solve them - and some of them just can't be solved.

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#187254 - 10/15/07 10:36 AM Re: Shrodinger's cat??? (evil homework) [Re: melliferal]
soapy bubbles Offline
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It would be easier if the damned cat stayed out of boxes altogether.

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#187290 - 10/15/07 02:27 PM Re: Shrodinger's cat??? (evil homework) [Re: soapy bubbles]
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At least the dam cat in the box, alive or dead, isn't attacking MY dog!

Bah, humbug, cats.

Leosha

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#187380 - 10/16/07 05:25 AM Re: Shrodinger's cat??? (evil homework) [Re: Leosha]
ak Offline
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Registered: 01/10/04
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I thought this was funny, after the discussion. I wonder if the teacher would find it to be funny if I include the picture with the assignment.



Andrei


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#187383 - 10/16/07 05:57 AM Re: Shrodinger's cat??? (evil homework) [Re: ak]
dgoods Offline
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Registered: 10/15/07
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Loc: Richmond area
Urm, it's funny, but I think it's a snarky response to a female sexual proposition- maybe not best for schoolwork?
(besides, the box has been opened, a measurement has been made, the cat's state is fixed- the wave has collapsed.)

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#187385 - 10/16/07 06:37 AM Re: Shrodinger's cat??? (evil homework) [Re: dgoods]
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Registered: 03/01/07
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Andrei --

Hand in a closed padded box, and say that your assignment may or may not be in there. You want to be graded on the uncollapsed waveform. You'll get both a 100 and an incomplete. \:\)

David


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