Johndoe92

Schrödinger's cat

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#1 ·  Posted

Hello all! I had a thought today about the example for quantum physics and was wondering (how accurately) if It could be represented through script.

Here is a quote from Wikipedia explaining the test: 

"Schrödinger's cat: a cat, a flask of poison, and a radioactive source are placed in a sealed box. If an internal monitor (e.g. Geiger counter) detects radioactivity (i.e. a single atom decaying), the flask is shattered, releasing the poison, which kills the cat. The Copenhagen interpretation of quantum mechanics implies that after a while, the cat is simultaneously alive and dead. Yet, when one looks in the box, one sees the cat either alive or dead not both alive and dead. This poses the question of when exactly quantum superposition ends and reality collapses into one possibility or the other. "

was just wondering about different ways it could be visually interpreted in a way others may better understand. Thanks for any input it is much appreciated.

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#2 ·  Posted

I'm sure you're looking for some advanced-thought Rube Goldberg script, but if you're explaining it to others (especially those without an understanding of the concept or of scripting), go simple. Until the internal monitor (hit Spacebar) is signaled, $iNum is both 0 and 1. Can't get more binary than that ;)

 

#include <Misc.au3>
Local $hDLL = DllOpen("user32.dll")
Local $iNum = Random(0, 1, 1)

    While 1
        If _IsPressed(20) Then
            $iNum = 1
            ExitLoop
        EndIf

        Sleep(100)
    WEnd

    ConsoleWrite($iNum & @CRLF)

 

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√-1 2^3 ∑ π, and it was delicious!

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#3 ·  Posted

LOL Rube Goldberg, That's a great representation. Your input is much appreciated.

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#4 ·  Posted

Curious thread/question. :D This reminds me of an old thread I created a few years back (I might revisit it one day). I doubt you will make much use of it, but it might be of passing interest.

 

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