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schrödinger's cat

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  • Wanted
    $10,000 reward.
    Schroedinger's Cat.
    Dead or Alive

    September 20, 2009

  • Schroedinger, you should not have done that
    That "playing God" with a cat,
    Which, by the way, mister
    Belonged to your sister
    The next time please make it a rat.

    Said Schroedinger "poison is nifty
    To dispose of this cat, God is thrifty
    We can't tell if it died
    Till we all peer inside
    And the odds are at just that, 50/50."

    The cat in the box still has growth
    Or it's dead, and infested with sloth
    One should not get unnerved
    Till the cat is observed
    It's a superposition of both.

    So that is the way that you tell it
    Leave a cat in a box with a pellet
    Should the trigger let go
    The poison will flow
    And you'll know the cat's dead when you smell it.

    Said Schroedinger, "let Physics advance
    Though it might be kitty's last dance
    When we open the box
    Be prepared for some shocks
    But there's only a 50% chance."

    Said Schroedinger, "let's take a chance
    Though it might be kitty's last dance."
    "The poor cat," he then joked
    "is alive, or it's croaked"
    But you can't know these things in advance.

    Said Schroedinger," isn't this fun"
    Shot a cat in a box with a gun
    I'll be sure it survives
    'Cause the cat has nine lives
    And I'll only be using just one."

    Found on the interwebs, courtesy of someone called Karen Reid.

    September 20, 2009

  • See: Verschränkung and Heisenberg effect.

    June 19, 2009

  • Cecil Adams explains quantum physics in an epic poem.

    October 19, 2008

  • Schrödinger's lolcat.

    October 19, 2008

  • A description of the cat problem and, yes, a dead/alive cat simulator is here. I love these things. The Monty Hall simulators keep me busy for hours.

    December 11, 2007