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New Field Theory

  1. Apr 22, 2004 #1
    Every physical theory is a synthesis of certain ideas ( advanced on the basis of observation and/or experiment ) and a reliable mathematical apparatus . The building up of a theory is a complicated and controversial process , developing according to successive observations and hypotheses. There are however , in all such formulations at least three successive and logical stages : ( 1 ) The first stage is that in which the basic physical ideas are formulated and interpreted on the basis of observation , this represents the foundation on which the theory is built. ( 2) the second stage is where an adequate mathematical expression for the theory is found and the theory and the mathematical formulations are linked together ( 3) lastly there is the stage where the physical theory supported by its mathematical formula is verified by experiment. However , the formulation of a new physical theory need not necessarily follow the stages set forth above in an exact order. Often theories are formulated for which no experimental proof is immediately available , sometimes , the theory is verified by experiment and physical observations even before a supporting mathematical structure is developed.
    The New Field Theory as stated here , is in the first stage but moving rapidly towards being supported by observation and experiment even before an adequate mathematical expression for the theory has been formulated.
    New Field theory may be stated as follows:-

    We first postulate that “associated “ with each fundamental particle of physics (i.e., an electron ) is a body existing in a small region of space , in other words each fundamental particle may be approximated as a mathematical point.
    The next stage is to assume that associated with this body is a field without which the body is never found in the free state. This field is represented by the ψ field ( of Schrodinger ?) , which may be considered as being somewhat like the gravitational or the electro-magnetic but as having some characteristics of its own.
    The source of this ψ field may be thought of as being the constant virtual photons emitted by electrons in their orbit around the nucleus , the field is therefore all pervading.
    In the next stage we speculate on the nature and characteristics of the individual components which make up the field (i.e virtual photons ) .
    Because of the very low energy of these virtual photons they can by the HUP be considered as having relatively long lives and also of being virtually stationary , since they do not interact with other virtual photons. (i.e after their initial release they travel for some distance and come to a halt.)
    The virtual photons comprising the ψ field may be thought of as being ‘photon shells’ in that they can accommodate any energy and wave-length of photon up to the wave length and energy of the conduction photon (approx 10-6 m.)
    In the presence of a real photon the virtual photons comprising the ψfield immediately line up in the direction of propagation of the real photon and the energy of the real photon is passed along this line at the speed of light. In this respect . The propagation of light according to this theory might be considered as being similar to the propagation of sound since it is the energy that is transmitted while the initial (wave ?) remains stationary.
    Apart from transmitting the energy of the real photon in the line of direction of propagation , the energy of the real photon might also be shared with adjacent virtual photons , which then take on the identity and characteristics of the real photon , however if a given threshold of energy is exceeded the real photon itself becomes a virtual photon and the wave propagation collapses.
    Lastly each componenet of the ψ field , can orientate itself in an infinite number of directions allowing its alignment in the presence of a real photon in any direction.
    Consider now the double slit experiment when conducted with an electron or a neutron , with respect to the ψfield . When only one slit is open , the electron or neutron travels in a relatively straight line and forms a spot on the detecting screen. When both slits are open the electron or neutron naturally travels along the lines where the ψ field is most intense (i.e ., where the fields entering from slit A and B impinge ) , therefore the pattern found on the detecting screen is an interference pattern.
    Now consider the advantages of this theory , QED bases its whole theory on its own interpretations of the double slit experiment , in other words it considers that the results of the double slit experiment show that the photon (or other particle used in the expoeriment ) can be in two places at once and hence can travel by an infinite number of paths , pbviously this is a completely wrong premise . In fact if a detector is placed at each of the two slits is possible to ascertain that only one of the detectors is ever avtivated showing that the particle in the experiment does in fact enter throuch only one slit . Apart from this QED offers no medium through which the photon energy can travel , nor does it give an acceptable explanation for the existence or properties of photons with a wave-length longer than that of visible light i.e radio waves. New Field Theory offers concrete explanations for all of these phenomenon and is a more rational , explainable and acceptable theory explaining these phenomenon.

    Any comments would be appreciated.
    Last edited: Apr 22, 2004
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  3. Apr 22, 2004 #2
    New Field Theory
    Can the conclusions of QED which according to its own literature is based on its interpretation of a single experiment (i.e The Double Slit Experiment ) which it claims proves that all particles are disaccociative ( i.e can be in two places simulataneously ) be taken as being accurate when (a) a simpler more reasonable explanation is available and (b ) when the conclusions of that simpler explanation are supported by experiment ?
  4. Apr 22, 2004 #3
    How on earth have you come to the conclusion that Quantum Electrodynamics is based on the double slit experiment?
  5. Apr 22, 2004 #4
    The double slit experiment is one of the three or four 'definitive' experiments put forward in support of quantum mechanics and can be found in any text book on the subject . Feynman based his QED on the basis of these experiments , otherwise what reason could there be to suppose that every possible path that a photon could take was availableto it , and that these paths had to be factored in to find out where it would eventually end up ?
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