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Unification through probability density gradients

  1. Jun 6, 2007 #1
    proposal: Gravity is an effect of uncertainty gradients.

    Probability density currents are recognised phenomina in quantum mechanics/dynamics. A wave-partical's uncertainty is acknowledged as a fundamental property, oscillating through space and time.

    The classic experimental evidence for this is passing single photons through a diffraction grating and observing the interference pattern build up beyond the grid. The photon is said to be interfering with its other possible positions. Painting a picture of fluidly dynamic probability fields writhing through space-time.

    What if these currents and fields where macro, stella or even cosmic in scale?

    And more crucially (and controversially, I'm sure) uncertainty creates an expulsive effect on reality. Perceptively expanding the reality away from the uncertain region, relative to more certain areas, which contain reference mass. Regions near a large mass would be very certain of their relative properties (location, velocity etc) relative to the nearby reference matter, compared to the less certain surroundings, not containing references. The 'bluring' effect of distance on the perceived relative properties (position, velocity etc) could cause an uncertainty gradient.

    The observed effect would be an attraction towards reference masses. Proximity would exponentially increase the certainty of the relative property values, as observational information becomes more accurate, due to fundemental resolution effects, and thereby more certain, as is observed with gravitation.

    This could possibly result in the unification of field theories if corroborated through experimental observation of probabilistic effects on the relative expansion of space-time.

    If observable, the consequesnces are considerable both for applied and theoretical physics.

    Phil Teare
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  3. Jun 7, 2007 #2


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    I am not sure I received your message clearly, but I think the general associations are interesting.

    Maybe you are thinking along the lines of information geometry? There are some ideas going on around this, but far more to come I think.

    Check this paper, and see if it you can recognize the reasoning.

    "Towards a Statistical Geometrodynamics"
    --- Ariel, Caticha, http://arxiv.org/PS_cache/gr-qc/pdf/0301/0301061v1.pdf

    He wants to derive GR from in terms of information geometry and probabilistic reasoning. There is no success yet but maybe you can check the paper for ideas.

  4. Jun 10, 2007 #3
    Wow, great. Thanks. Just the sort of thing I'm after.

    Will read and get back.
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