Sunday, September 07, 2008

Aether and quantum mechanics

Richard Feynman: "It is safe to say that nobody understands quantum mechanics".
John Wheeler: "If you are not completely confused by quantum mechanics, you do not understand it."
Roger Penrose: "Quantum mechanics makes absolutely no sense." (via phys.wp.com)

OK. The interpretation of quantum mechanics by Aether Wave Theory is easy and it's based on the foam behavior of Aether fluctuations, which are getting more dense after introduction of some energy by the same way, like soap foam during shaking inside of evacuated vessel. This behavior can be modeled easily by common computer and you can play with it by using of interactive Java applet. Note the similarity of foam behavior and dynamic mesh approach, used in numerical simulations.


As the result, every wave propagates through vacuum like so called quantum wave packet ("particle"), where the mass density of vacuum (so called the probability function, denoted by blue line on the picture bellow) is proportional the the actual energy density in each space and time interval (red color), thus fulfilling the Schrödinger equation - a fundamental equation of quantum mechanics.
The foam model illustrates the particle-wave duality, i.e. the fact, every isolated wave (soliton) propagates through vacuum like less or more pronounced density blob (wave packet), the density of which is proportional the wave frequency, which keeps the energy of wave packet quantized. This leads to interesting phenomena during wave packets collision, when the gradient forming blob becomes so large, so that the wave will bounce from internal walls of wave packet like wave inside of glass sphere or similar resonator and it will change itself into isolated standing wave of particle, undulating at place (a process known as a materialization of radiation).

6 comments:

Zephir said...

Every boson condensate is visible quantum object, which everyone can see with naked eye. Interesting point is, it doesn't collapse, when someone is observing it (the another people can see the same vortices in it) - so we shouldn't take the Copenhagen interpretation of the quantum mechanics too literally.

Zephir said...

Intrinsic periodicity: the forgotten lesson of quantum mechanics

Zephir said...

Shut up and let me think. Or why you should work on the foundations of quantum mechanics as much as you please

Zephir said...

IMO the computational power of quantum computers cannot beat this one of classical ones, because the product of precision and speed in processing of information cannot violate the Heisenberg uncertainty principle. This theorem was already demonstrated and proved for speed of quantum communication. The calculations of quantum computers tend to be very fast, but of low precision (few qbits). For to eliminate the noise and to increase the resolution, we should repeat or chain the calculations and to average the result, which would wipe out the advantage of speed. It means, not only the D-wave is a hype - but whole the quantum computer research is overhyped. It could find it's applications only at the case, where the input is already suffering with noise (typically the face recognition for large databases).
IMO it's not accidental, that the human brain actually utilizes the hybrid of classical analogue and quantum computer, where the weak synergy of both approaches could manifest itself (it's possible to beat the Heisenberg principle in this way). It means, the brain works like the quantum computer, but with using of classical wave packets (sound solitons spreading along neural membranes). Which essentially means, that the pure quantum computers aren't even optimal ones.

Zephir said...

D-Wave computer not faster than a traditional computerI already explained many times, that the computational power (i.e. the product of precision and processing speed) of classical computers is limited with Heisenberg uncertainty principle in the same way, like with quantum ones (just from opposite side or speed/precision ratio). This limit is principal and it has been already proved for speed of quantum communication: at the moment, when the quantum computer will run with the same precision (i.e. number of qbits) like the classical ones, they MUST run with the same speed, providing that the speed of classical computers is already limited physically, i.e. with Heisenberg uncertainty principle. The level of computer technology is quite close of this barrier already.

Zephir said...

Apparently the water surface analogies of quantum mechanics are also older than I expected:
European Journal of Physics, 1(3):154, 1980
: Wavefront dislocations in the
Aharonov-Bohm efect and its water wave analogue
(PDF).
Many interesting insights get forgotten for long time, because they don't fit the intersubjective belief/interests of community of physicists... This study predates the

Couder & Fort experiments
by the nearly three decades!