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A solution of the paradox of the double-slit experiment


We argue that the double-slit experiment can be understood much better by considering it as an experiment whereby one uses electrons to study the setup rather than an experiment whereby we use a setup to study the behaviour of electrons. We also show how Gödel's concept of undecidability can be used in an intuitive way to make sense of the double-slit experiment and the quantum rules for calculating coherent and incoherent probabilities. We meet here a situation where the electrons always behave in a fully deterministic way, while the detailed design of the setup may render the question about the way they move through the setup experimentally undecidable.
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cea-01459890 , version 1 (07-02-2017)
cea-01459890 , version 2 (13-04-2017)
cea-01459890 , version 3 (05-05-2017)


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Gerrit Coddens. A solution of the paradox of the double-slit experiment. 2017. ⟨cea-01459890v1⟩
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