What is Schrödinger’s cat? The emphasis is on Schrödinger or the cat?
I believe many people, like me, first heard of “Schrödinger’s Cat” is from the sitcom “The Big Bang Theory”, a group of scientists always talked about “Schrödinger’s cat.”
Whose cats are so powerful that can make the scientists alwyas talked about it?
Let’s ask Wikimedia for help.
Schrödinger’s cat is a thought experiment, sometimes described as a paradox, devised by Austrian physicist Erwin Schrödinger in 1935, though the idea originated from Albert Einstein. It illustrates what he saw as the problem of the Copenhagen interpretation of quantum mechanics applied to everyday objects. The scenario presents a hypothetical cat that may be simultaneously both alive and dead, a state known as a quantum superposition, as a result of being linked to a random subatomic event that may or may not occur.
Wikimedia’s explanation is too difficult to understand, let’s take an example:
You know a girl who is very ambiguous with you.
We call this girl “Schrödinger’s girl”.
Schrödinger’s girl has several states: girlfriend, good friend, classmate, and stranger.
Now she is in the superposition state of these several states, you don’t know which one she is before the measurement.
How to measure? Confess to this girl!
After the confession, the girl is not a superimposed state, but the only one of the 4 states. Of course, the girls do not collapse randomly, they have a probability distribution.
For example, if you are handsome or rich, the probability of that girl collapsing into a girlfriend will increase.
In fact, all things that are uncertain about the outcome can be added to Schrödinger.
Such as “Schrödinger’s fuck”.
If the girl says “Fuck!” , before you take any action, you don’t know if she asked you to have sex with her or really let you go.
In short, Schrödinger’s cat is actually used to describe the uncertainty of the quantum state in quantum mechanics. Before you observe the quantum state, there are various possibilities for the quantum state, just like the cat in the box, before you oberve you never know whether the cat is alive or not.
Only when you open the box to see the cat can you know what the state is. Before that, the state of the cat was “50% live cat + 50% dead cat”, that is, Uncertainty.
Schrödinger’s girl: never say Schrödinger has nothing to do with you
Well, now we know what Schrödinger’s cat is, and I explained what Schrödinger’s cat is through the example of a girl.
But what does this have to do with you? If I tell you that Schrödinger can help you pick up a girl, are you surprised?
“Schrödinger’s girl” was inspired by the famous physics hypothesis “Schrödinger’s cat”. The central idea of “Schrödinger’s girl” is that before the event is observed, it has been in a state called a “probability cloud”. Once observed, it collapses into an entity.
The core idea of Schrödinger’s cat is “uncertainty”. When you are fond of a girl, you nerver know how she thinks of you?
Is this Schrödinger’s girl driving you crazy?
How can you let this Schrödinger’s girl also Schrödinger you?
For example, you want to impress the girl by buying breakfast for her. Most people insist on buying breakfast for the girl every day, hoping to impress the girl with your perseverance.
However, the actual effect is often contrary to expectations, which is too obvious.
Then what should we do?
Change your strategy, make your breakfast buying behavior “Schrodinger-ing”, that is, to make your breakfast buying behavior “indeterminate”.
How to “Schrodinger-ing”? For example, by tossing coins every day to decide whether to buy breakfast for the girl.
In this way, no matter who you are, even yourself, you can’t know in advance the status of your next breakfast purchase behavior. Over time, the girl becomes more and more curious about you and slowly becomes concerned.
Until one day, when you think the time is right, you can use your sincere confession to measure whether this Schrödinger’s girl is yours or not.
Or maybe the girl will measure you first?