Probability densities corresponding to the wavefunctions of an electron in a hydrogen atom possessing definite energy levels (increasing from the top of the image to the bottom: n = 1, 2, 3, …) and angular momenta (increasing across from left to right: s, p, d, …). Brighter areas correspond to higher probability density in a position measurement.
In Quantum Physics a subatomic particle exist simultaneously everywhere until the time it is observed. The particle is described by an infinite number of probability waves. The probability wave, or wavefunction (the mathematical function), provides information about the probability amplitude of position, momentum and other physical properties.
When the particle is observed (measured), these probability waves collapses into a superimposed concrete probability wave. Providing usable information, with known uncertainty.
Is there a parallel with how an idea forms in our conscious mind?
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