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Double-slit experiment - overview

In the double-slit experiment, a photon or electron is “shot” at the double slits to observe whether a wave pattern or a particle pattern is produced on the screen behind the double slits.  Most energy exists as entangled (i.e., directionally balanced), so electrons or photons “shot” through the double slits are most likely entangled energy. 

Identical entangled particles (e.g., positron-electron pair) are directionally opposing, and "see" or experience each other as mirror images.  The entangled partners see themselves as opposing poles of a single energy system.  Entangled partners do not experience unidirectionality, including charge, spin, time, and additional space existing between them from the instant of their entanglement.  However, entangled partners see all other energy systems operating with "normal" time, distance, and unidirectionality.

Observers see entangled partners as operating under "normal" time and distance.  While entangled partners see themselves existing next to each other, all other energy systems (e-m observers) see them as flying apart at great velocities and existing at great distances from each other.

When an entangled photon or electron (e-+/e+- particle) is “shot” through the double slits, it sees itself as existing next to its entangled partner as an integral part of a single energy system - it does not see or experience itself as an individual entity with unidirectional properties.  A passive observer will see the effects of this directionally balanced energy system in the form of wave-like properties.  The passive observer sees “the big picture” - or the effects of all properties of the entangled energy system - a directionally balanced energy system formed by its constituent entangled particles.

On the other hand, an active observer taking a measurement focuses on a single property of the energy system, and sees the photon or electron as a single particle with unidirectionality, or particle-like properties.  When a measurer takes a “measurement,” this limits the measurer to observing the effects of the property that was measured - while all other properties become proportionally "out-of-focus." The measurer only sees or experiences the unidirectional effects of the property being measured - the particle-like properties of the energy system.

Both the wavelike (i.e., directionally balanced) properties and particle-like (i.e., unidirectional) properties may always be present. Which one is observed depends upon whether a measurement was taken.

 

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To explore traditional views on the 2-slit experiment, see "Double-slit experiment" on Wikipedia.