Quantum Physics


Wavefunctions as Gravitational Waves

Authors: Jean Louis Van Belle MAEc BAEc BPhil

This paper explores the implications of associating the components of the wavefunction with a physical dimension: force per unit mass – which is, of course, the dimension of acceleration (m/s2) and gravitational fields. The classical electromagnetic field equations for energy densities, the Poynting vector and spin angular momentum are then re-derived by substituting the electromagnetic N/C unit of field strength (mass per unit charge) by the new N/kg = m/s2 dimension. The results are elegant and insightful. For example, the energy densities are proportional to the square of the absolute value of the wavefunction and, hence, to the probabilities, which establishes a physical normalization condition. Also, Schrödinger’s wave equation may then, effectively, be interpreted as a diffusion equation for energy, and the wavefunction itself can be interpreted as a propagating gravitational wave. As an added bonus, concepts such as the Compton scattering radius for a particle, spin angular momentum, and the boson-fermion dichotomy, can also be explained more intuitively. Finally, we show the formulas for the energy densities may lead to an explanation for the geometric shape of matter-particles. While the approach offers a physical interpretation of the wavefunction, the author argues that the core of the Copenhagen interpretation revolves around the complementarity principle, which remains unchallenged because the interpretation of amplitude waves as traveling fields does not explain the particle nature of matter.

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[v1] 2017-09-26 10:59:51
[v2] 2017-09-30 12:32:34
[v3] 2017-10-02 13:39:09

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