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Chem. 540
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Nancy Makri
PROBLEM 5
Perhaps surprisingly, large interference effects can occur even when one of the interfering possibil
ities is not very probable.
Consider a twoslit experiment where one hole is sufficiently blocked so
that the probability of getting through is reduced by a factor of 100.
Show that the probability of
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Unformatted text preview: finidng the electron at a maximum in the now reduced interference pattern is still 50% higher than at a minimum. (Consider a maximum and a minimum near the center of the screen, i.e., take a value of x equidistant from the two holes.) Use Dirac notation. Hint: Take x approximately equidistant from the two holes, so <x1>=<x2>....
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