Hilbert Book Model Project/Slide F14

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hbmp Hilbert Book Model Project F14

Quantum physics was introduced because the behavior of tiny particles and atoms
was in conflict with classical physics

Especially atoms were known to contain shells of oscillating electrons that according to classical theory

must continuously consume energy

Instead, energy exchange occurred at mode changes via the emission or absorption of photons

So, something oscillated, but the charges of the electrons and also their masses do not oscillate

Only the probable location for detecting the electron oscillates

That probable location is determined by the characteristic function of the stochastic process
that determines the hopping locations of the considered electron

With other words, the electron is not oscillating, but instead the properties of the stochastic process are oscillating

If the electron is at rest, then the characteristic function,
and more in general the dynamic superposition coefficient of this characteristic function
determine these properties

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