Volume 20: Pages 67-82, 2007
The Significance of the Proper Frame of the Photon for the Epistemology of Quantum Mechanics
Michael A. Amaral 1
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A philosophical analysis of the proper frame of the photon shows that the Minkowskian space‐time of special relativity (SR) can support a zero‐dimensional nonlocal field. This nonlocal field allows an understanding of such quantum‐physical events as quantization, the measurement problem, and entanglement from a “Minkowskian viewpoint.” It also helps explain the mysterious results of such experiments as the delayed‐choice quantum eraser. One consequence is that light and gravity waves might in fact not carry energy per se but only the information that defines it. According to this view, all particles exhibiting quantum properties must include a “component” moving at light speed. These concepts show more common ground between SR and quantum mechanics than previously thought, although a true relation cannot be claimed at this point.
Keywords: photon, graviton, special relativity, nonrelativistic quantum mechanics, relativistic quantum mechanics, blockworld, entanglement, quantum eraser, nonlocality
Received: January 27, 2006; Published Online: January 8, 2009