Several classical, common sense notions like the momentum of a particle hold no meaning in the quantum realm. Momentum and velocities are no longer ‘material’ aspects of a microscopic particle; they are rather...

# Category - Physics, Math

Interesting Physics and Math Stuff

The phenomenon we are trying to explain is the interference pattern seen when you send a stream of particles through a double slit (barrier with 2 slits) apparatus. As long as you do not make any measurement, you ALWAYS get an...

Just like the Standard Model for elementary particles, the model for cosmology also has 15 adjustable constants.

This post is under construction For example, if the (one dimensional) position of a particle consisted of a normal statistical distribution with a mean position of 0m and a variance of 1 at time t = 0, it’s wave function...

A number that ranges from 0 to 1 – to capture the Income inequality for a COUNTRY. By itself, the number means little, but in comparison with other countries, can convey much. A GINI index of 1 – would be if ONE family had...

Three doors, a prize behind only one door (say, a new car). Other two doors are each hiding a goat. Contestant has to pick a door – and hope that she wins the car. At just this stage, the chance of her winning the...

Where I grew up, we were taught math the hard way. We HAD to struggle through problems. No matter how complex or convoluted the problem was, it was almost a given that students would stay up – until they had solved it...

Under construction Stock Trading – Incorrect Probability Conclusion Stock can either go up , down or stay still. Hence, probability of any one stock going down is 1/3 rd. Soldiers and Shell Bunkers – Incorrect...

Nothing heckles our common sense notion of ‘time’ more than Special Relativity. Consider a muon particle decaying as it enters the earth’s atmosphere. As per the muon, it should only live a few microseconds. Not...

A Lie algebra is simply a) a vector space b) with an “operation” such that the operation [x,y] of any two vectors x and y is again a vector, and such that the following hold: skew-symmetry: [x,y] =...