need help understanding wave function of electrons in the 2-slit experiment?
electrons behave like waves, when electrons are fired at 2 slits so that the electrons pass through the slits and form an image on a sensitive material to show where the electrons hit. i'm ok with this. i also understand that when the peaks of 2 separate waves intersect, the peak is larger than one wave. this also holds true for the troughs.
what i don't understand is the probablility/uncertainty concept. if the wave pattern shows where the electrons are most likely hitting vs not hitting a lot or at all, why is this at the point of where the peak of 1 wave is canceled by the trough of a second wave? why is this NOT at the site where the peaks and troughs are higher/lower than one wavelength?
- 10 years agoFavorite Answer
I don't know what you're talking about, nor am i very educated. Surely if the waves are aligned as such there would be no such point. Perhaps for the purpose of a specific scale diagram or chart.
- Anonymous4 years ago
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