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Q: Can we increase (not decrease) time relative to earth?

Kevin De KeyserIf I understand special relativity correctly, when we accelerate an object around earth (or back and forth to another planet), the clock on the projectile will slow down and thus effectively time would be slower and the people on the projectile couldn't get as much done (as they have less time) r...

 
 
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4:21 PM
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Q: Why is it said that antiparticles are a result of combining SR with Quantum theory?

user298828I did understand the historical reasons for the discovery of antiparticles in this context. But are antiparticles really a 'consequence' of combining special relativity and quantum theory? Why isn't it better to say that the existence of antiparticles are consistent with QM and SR?

 
 
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6:55 PM
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Q: Coefficients of the wave function - a free particle in a box

Darkenin If we solve the time independent Schrödinger equation for a particle in a box of length $L$, we get: $$\psi_n\left(x\right)=A\sin\left(\frac{\pi n}{L}x\right)$$ I then see that we normalize $A$ such that: $$A=\sqrt{\frac{2}{L}}$$ so that the sum of the probabilities is $1$. My question is, why i...

 
 
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10:45 PM
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Q: What happens to entropy when half the particles are removed?

Lux AeternaCuriosity question. What happens to entropy in the following situation? A gas fills an entire container and is in equilibrium. Suddenly all particles are removed from half the container. As such, there are now 1/2 the original number of particles, but all occupy one side of the container. What...

 

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