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All Particles Have Such Behavior

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Posted by Rowanda on May 31, 2004 11:58:47 UTC

"There is a requirment for a particle here, almost massless, but at "c", very heavy"

Electrons are almost massless but very heavy near the speed of light. Same for all particles except photons, which have momentum but not mass.

Regarding wave/particle theory, Bohm theory is the only one that makes sense. Feymann used a particle only theory, no waves, to derive quantum electrodynamics, but needed positrons coming back from the future to make it work.

The standard theory assumes that waves collapse into particles, which is most sensible, except that there is no theory for the collapse, or even an inkling on how it happens. Everett replaces the collapse theory with an infinite number of coincident universes. The remaining interpretations of wave/particle duality are even more bizarre.

Loop quantum gravity has been able to derive quantum mechanics where super string theory had to impose it. So I'm betting on LQG.


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