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## Main Question or Discussion Point

In the double slit experiment, Bohmian Mechanics http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/qm-bohm/#2s" the paths of real particles traveling from the two slits to the detector to look like something like this:

The above image shows particles travelling in non-straight paths.

The diagram below represents the double slit experiment.

The two slits are at points

A hypothetical real photon goes through the slit at

Represent its length as “

Represent its length as “

If the time it takes a photon to leave

If this was found to be:

(

Then would it be reasonable to conclude the following about the hypothetical real photon?

Either:

Or:

I would appreciate comments and corrections regarding this hypothetical real photon scenario.

Thanks.

The above image shows particles travelling in non-straight paths.

The diagram below represents the double slit experiment.

The two slits are at points

**A**and**B**.A hypothetical real photon goes through the slit at

**A**and is detected at point**Y**on the detector screen.**Sp**is a straight line from**A**to**Y**.Represent its length as “

**s**”.**Bp**is a non-straight line from**A**to**Y**.Represent its length as “

**b**”.**b > s**If the time it takes a photon to leave

**A**and be detected at**Y**could be measured, and ...If this was found to be:

**s/c**(

**c**is the speed of light)Then would it be reasonable to conclude the following about the hypothetical real photon?

Either:

- The photon has in fact traveled in a straight line from
**A**to**Y**- rather than in a non-straight line as depicted by Bohminan Mechanics

Or:

- The photon has at some point along its trajectory traveled faster than the speed of light

I would appreciate comments and corrections regarding this hypothetical real photon scenario.

Thanks.

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