MWI, “Chris”, Quantum Suicide, Thought Experiment, Wave Functions and “Desmondian Mathematics”

Things that seem difficult to do have easy math--and things that seem extremely easy to do are often accompanied by the most strenuous math. Let's take the universe as an example. If you were to make a key assumption, that the equations for the entire universe are "easy" to do, however, you must realize that …

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What’s The Charge For Water?

Oxygen accounts for ~20-21% of the Earth's atmosphere, right? So, what does that say about [free] hydrogen? "Free" hydrogen is pretty much nonexistent. Hydrogen is highly reactive and it will form a compound with almost anything close to it. Now, when you think of water, H2O is what comes to mind, therefore, where does water …

Nevermind Kim Jong-Un, I’m Talkin’ ‘Bout That HEE-LEE-UM (Helium)!

Disclaimer: There is a fair use of abrasive language and coarse rhetoric throughout this particular post. Allow me to say that this post is not America-bashing in its nature, rather my intention is to make those whom are interested in knowing about the effects of a nuclear detonation aware of the consequences of such an …

The Menagerie of Charge Particles

According to the Gauss law, physical states must be charge-neutral. The Gauss law must not be interpreted as an operator equation seeing how it would directly violate the operator algebra / commutation relations. Therefore, it is translated into a constraint equation for the physical sector of the theory: $latex G (x) = \nabla E (x) …

Is The Wavelength The “Size” of The Photon Particle?

The wavelength of a photon particle is perfectly well-defined but only when it's in a momentum eigenstate (i.e., when it has perfectly well-defined momentum--and energy). However, this never happens since a photon is always in a superposition of momentum eigenstates: $latex \lvert\alpha\rangle=\int{d^3p}\ f(\mathbf{p}) \lvert \mathbf{p}\rangle &s=2$ Perhaps, the quantity that we might want to consider …