Volume 18: Pages 81-94, 2005
Randomness and Particle Size
Comunidad de Canarias, 68, 28231 Las Rozas de Madrid, Spain
In its introduction this paper highlights some of the results that are considered to be paradoxical in quantum mechanics and summarizes the solution proposed herein for these paradoxes. Subsequently, a new definition of randomness is detailed (Section 2), for which it is necessary to relinquish the notion of locality and introduce some nuances to certain familiar physical concepts. Consequently, a mathematical expression is obtained that is identical to another very well known expression in wave mechanics. The fact that the two are identical allows the transferal of this relinquishment and these new nuances to traditional wave mechanics. Based on this transfer and delving more deeply into the consequences of de Broglie's theorem of the harmony of phases, we predict the size of particles (Section 3), and this prediction may be falsified (Section 4). Lastly, in light of this new viewpoint (Section 5), the paper examines how the paradoxical conclusions deriving from some experiments, or from the application of the principles of relativity and causality to a nonlocal world, are no longer contradictory.
Keywords: interpretation of quantum mechanics, EPR paradox, real world, randomness, entanglement, quantum nonlocality, special relativity, information theory, Bell's inequality, Aspect's experiment
Received: April 1, 2004; Published online: December 15, 2008