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moore ben: on 12/14/21 at 8:20am UTC, wrote It took me a while to read all the failed comments, but I really enjoyed...

Paul Hayes: on 6/14/21 at 19:12pm UTC, wrote "According to quantum physics, a system can be in a ’superposition,’...

November 29, 2022

ARTICLE: The Quantum Engine That Simultaneously Heats and Cools [back to article]
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Paul Hayes wrote on Jun. 14, 2021 @ 19:12 GMT
"According to quantum physics, a system can be in a ’superposition,’ which means that it can be in more than one state at the same time—a particle can be in two places at once, and Schrödinger’s famed cat (at least in theory) can be both alive and dead."

No it doesn't mean that. Even Schrödinger, working nearly a century ago and without the advantage of subsequent conceptual and mathematical clarification of the theory, knew better and in fact used his famed cat to warn against that most egregious misinterpretation:

"It is typical of these cases that an indeterminacy originally restricted to the atomic domain becomes transformed into macroscopic indeterminacy, which can then be resolved by direct observation. That prevents us from so naively accepting as valid a “blurred model” for representing reality."

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moore ben wrote on Dec. 14, 2021 @ 08:20 GMT
It took me a while to read all the failed comments, but I really enjoyed this post run 3. It proved to be very helpful for me and I am sure to everyone who comments here! It's great that you're not only informed but entertained!

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