Quantum Physics

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[9] viXra:1107.0060 [pdf] replaced on 17 Aug 2011

Clifford Algebra, 3 and 4-Dimensional Analytic Functions with Applications. Manuscripts of the Last Century.

Authors: Giuliano Bettini
Comments: 63 pages, v2 in Italian, v3 in English

The greatest revolution in the number from the days of Pythagoras. The similarity between quantum mechanics and electromagnetism. Are we a three-dimensional television show? These and other fascinating topics are addressed by the author in this paper at once popular and mathematical, which leads us to a world still largely unexplored. Are we facing with what is (up to now) the true language of Physics? "Clifford's algebra - he called it 'geometric algebra' - is now well recognized as the natural algebra for describing physics in 3-space, but it hasn't yet caught on in engineering, or even in standard treatments of electricity and magnetism or fluid dynamics, where vector analysis with its ugly cross product still holds sway" (Mark Buchanan, Nature Physics 7, 442, 2011). But can physics laws be derived from Clifford algebra and analytic functions? And why? From simple postulates of geometrical nature (or, I mean, which simply precisely define our language) it seems that we arrive at equations of relativistic dynamics, electromagnetism, fluid dynamics and quantum mechanics. Issues covered more or less in depth in this paper are: numbers and algebra, the analysis and the δ* operator, analytic functions in 3 and 4 dimensions, Maxwell's and Dirac equations, analytic functions in circular waveguides, analytic functions in four dimensions, i.e. spherical cavity, Physical Optics and heuristic derivation of the Hydrogen spectral lines. Many disciplines are then influenced by this approach in a way that the paper often only suggests, so as it suggests several areas of future development. I mulled over these topics for more than 40 years, and I then summarized in an unpublished manuscript dated March 2000, which is almost entirely reported here in his complete, also if naïve, form.
Category: Quantum Physics

[8] viXra:1107.0038 [pdf] submitted on 20 Jul 2011

There Exist Povm Measurements that Contradict the Quantum Measurement Postulate for Discrete, Degenerate Systems

Authors: Raymond Jensen
Comments: 16 pages

A 1986 experiment involving a two-particle entangled system is analyzed, and it is shown that: (1) the measurement results of that experiment are in contradiction to the discrete degenerate form of the quantum measurement postulate (DDQMP) and (2) the measurements done in the experiment are of the positive operator valued measure (POVM) type. Thus there exist POVM measurements which contradict the DDQMP. A modification to the DDQMP is provided which agrees with the experimental results. The modified DDQMP is then applied to a proposed experiment involving a three-particle Greenberger-Horne-Zeilinger state.
Category: Quantum Physics

[7] viXra:1107.0037 [pdf] submitted on 20 Jul 2011

On the Zitterbewegung

Authors: Elemér E Rosinger
Comments: 4 pages

An extension of the zitterbewegung phenomenon is suggested together with a solution to the measurement problem and the claimed incompleteness of quantum mechanics.
Category: Quantum Physics

[6] viXra:1107.0034 [pdf] replaced on 2012-01-01 16:43:00

On the Origin of Dynamics, Report of a Research Project

Authors: Ir J.A.J. (Hans) van Leunen
Comments: 568 Pages.

Collection of papers written by Ir J.A.J. (Hans)van Leunen The main subject of this collection is a new model of physics The collection also contains papers about related subjects
Category: Quantum Physics

[5] viXra:1107.0030 [pdf] replaced on 20 Jul 2011

On the Quantities of Energy and Momentum in Contemporary Physics

Authors: Peter Sujak
Comments: 8 Pages.

This paper discusses the meaning and role of the quantities of energy and momentum in the definition relations of relativistic, quantum and classical mechanics with focus on kinetic and total relativistic energy, on the definition of the de Broglie momentum hypothesis and using momentum and energy in Schrodinger, Klein-Gordon and Dirac equation.
Category: Quantum Physics

[4] viXra:1107.0026 [pdf] replaced on 4 Aug 2011

The Anti-Neutron Model of the Atom

Authors: Glenn A. Baxter
Comments: 6 Pages.

We propose a simple universal theory/model of the atom composed of anti-neutrons, electrons, positrons, and neutrinos which better explains fusion, fission, radioactivity, electromagnetic radiation, gravity, electric force, magnetic force, and the strong force.
Category: Quantum Physics

[3] viXra:1107.0020 [pdf] replaced on 12 Jul 2011

Proving the Theorem of Wigner by an Exercise in Simple Geometry

Authors: Manfred Buth
Comments: 6 pages

The leading idea of this paper is to prove the theorem of Wigner with concepts and methods inspired by geometry. The exercise mentionned in the title has two functions: On the one hand it can serve as a pedagogical text in order to make the reader acquainted with the essential features of the theorem and its proof. On the other hand it will turn out to be the core of the general proof.
Category: Quantum Physics

[2] viXra:1107.0019 [pdf] submitted on 11 Jul 2011

Why Does Quantum Mechanics not Scale Up?

Authors: Dirk J. Pons, Arion D. Pons, Ariel M. Pons, Aiden J. Pons
Comments: 18 pages

Quantum mechanics (QM) has the problem of lacking a coherent conceptual foundation, even if its quantitative algorithms are functionally adequate. This paper appraises the conceptual logic beneath quantum mechanics, using as the point of reference a novel alternative conceptual framework called the cordus conjecture. If the cordus conjecture is correct then the comparison suggests that quantum mechanics is conceptually fallacious in several areas: (1) Particles need not be zero-dimensional points after all. (2) Bell's theorem is refuted as being not universally applicable, and the principle of locality also fails. (3) The wavefunction is a mathematical approximation of a deeper reality, and superposition is not a physical state. (4) Superposition confounds positional and causal (temporal) variability, and this causes the weirdness of the QM interpretations. (5) Cordus identifies the factors that cause decoherence and (6) explains why quantum mechanics does not scale up to macroscopic objects. (7) It is fallacious to consider fields and particles as independent phenomena. Instead they are closely coupled in the cordus, and this explains the measurement context. Several core principles of QM are thereby refuted. The paradox of Schrödinger's Cat is explained as an artefact of these flawed premises. The paper also explains why the mathematical machinery of quantum mechanics is a reasonable approximation to reality, even if the concepts are not. The mathematics works, at least within a certain scale-range where: (a) things look like particles and the proposed cordus structure is not evident (i.e. not too small) and (b) where body-coherence is attainable (i.e. not too large). Outside of that range quantum mechanics seems neither conceptually nor mathematically relevant. The same analysis predicts QM is unlikely to scale down to the next deeper level of physics. The implications are that QM is profoundly deficient in its conceptual foundations, and is only an approximation of a deeper and more logically consistent mechanics.
Category: Quantum Physics

[1] viXra:1107.0018 [pdf] replaced on 14 Jul 2011

Note on the Uncertainty Principle

Authors: Edward Fredkin
Comments: 1 page

We describe a hypothetical apparatus for making arbitrarily accurate simultaneous successive measurements of a particle's positions, momenta, energies and times.
Category: Quantum Physics