**From:** Peter de Blanc (*peter@spaceandgames.com*)

**Date:** Mon Feb 09 2009 - 20:47:36 MST

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John K Clark wrote:

*> The Identity Of Indiscernibles tells us that because the two particles
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*> are
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*> the same, no measurable change has been made, no change in probability,
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*> so
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*> P(x) = P(-x). Probability is just the square of the wave function so
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*> [ F(x) ]^2 = [F(-x)]^2 . From this we can tell that the Quantum
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*> wave function can be either an even function, F(x) = +F(-x), or an odd
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*> function, F(x) = -F(-x). Either type of function would work in our
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Isn't x a complex number, and the probability is the square of the

modulus? Then it doesn't follow that F is either even or odd.

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