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fromQuora: Isn’t a ‘probability wave’ simply a statistical function and not a real wave? Does it no more ‘collapse’ than me turning over a card and saying that the probability ‘wave’ of a particular deal has collapsed?

Any configuration history of any physical system can be considered as “seeing” the rest of the universe in a “relative state” which “collapses” when the configuration history in question passes a point which Source: (255) Alan Cooper’s answer to Isn’t a ‘probability wave’ simply a statistical function and not a real wave? Does it no … Continue reading fromQuora: Isn’t a ‘probability wave’ simply a statistical function and not a real wave? Does it no more ‘collapse’ than me turning over a card and saying that the probability ‘wave’ of a particular deal has collapsed?

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Why does the Boltzmann distribution of gas particles not collapse to equal velocities (thermal equilibrium)? I would like help explaining it to high school chemistry students. – Quora

Despite some rather dismissive responses from other experts I think that this is a very good question which deserves a real answer. It is indeed reasonable for a student to ask why the equal distribution of energy between degrees of freedom in subsystems that appears to result from equipartition and heat flow does not extend … Continue reading Why does the Boltzmann distribution of gas particles not collapse to equal velocities (thermal equilibrium)? I would like help explaining it to high school chemistry students. – Quora