Wave-Particle Duality: HotQuanta's Insight

In summary, Wave-Particle Duality is a fundamental concept in quantum mechanics that states that particles can exhibit both wave-like and particle-like behavior. This idea was first proposed by HotQuanta, who suggested that particles have a dual nature and can behave as both waves and particles depending on the experimental setup. This insight has been crucial in understanding the behavior of subatomic particles and has led to groundbreaking discoveries in the field of quantum mechanics.
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Has anyone read http://www.hotquanta.com/wpd.html" . do any of you think he is on to something>
 
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I had a quick read of it. It's very badly presented and there are even unfinished sentences. I didn't find it plausible, and I'm amazed that at no time does he give an equation for the interference patterns, not even the classical wave example.

But, the fact that one can get 'interference' patterns by letting some billiard-ball type objects interact with the slits in a certain way, is not a refutation of standard QM, nor a simplification.

He tries to extend his model to other phenomena, but there aren't any equations, just words.

I don't think he's a crackpot, he just doesn't seem to have studied QM/QFT very deeply.
 
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WIthout bothering to read poorly written drivel, can you explain how one can get interference in billiard-ball type objects? I've never heard of that.

Of course even if one could explain the interference pattern, one could never explain entanglement.
 
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Peter0302, I've edited my post. There isn't wave interference, just the banded pattern. I don't think it's worth further consideration.
 

Related to Wave-Particle Duality: HotQuanta's Insight

What is wave-particle duality?

Wave-particle duality is the concept in quantum mechanics that suggests that particles, such as electrons and photons, have both wave-like and particle-like properties. This means that they can exhibit characteristics of both waves and particles depending on the situation.

How did the concept of wave-particle duality originate?

The concept of wave-particle duality was first proposed by physicist Louis de Broglie in 1924. He suggested that particles, like electrons, which were previously thought to only behave as particles, also have wave-like properties.

What is the double-slit experiment and how does it relate to wave-particle duality?

The double-slit experiment is a classic experiment in physics that demonstrates the wave-like behavior of particles. It involves shooting particles, like photons, through two parallel slits and observing the interference pattern that is created on a screen behind the slits. This experiment supports the idea of wave-particle duality, as the particles behave like waves and interfere with each other.

How does wave-particle duality impact our understanding of the physical world?

Wave-particle duality challenges traditional understandings of particles and waves, as it suggests that they are not separate entities but rather two aspects of the same phenomenon. It has also led to the development of quantum mechanics, a branch of physics that describes the behavior of particles and waves on a subatomic level.

Can we observe both the wave and particle aspects of a particle at the same time?

No, according to the Heisenberg uncertainty principle, it is not possible to observe both the wave and particle aspects of a particle simultaneously. This is because the act of measuring one aspect will affect the other, making it impossible to know both with certainty.

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