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Two Conclusions of Standard Physics Reconsidered

Infinities in Mathematics are an opening of the imagination. Unfortunately, infinities in Physics are a hint that a physical phenomena is being modeled incorrectly. In this section I will explore two infinities which I consider “elephants” in physics. They are in the room and are obvious to everyone, but nobody seems to care very much.

1. The Uncertainty Elephant: (see section 3 and section 6 and section 12)

Digital Wave Theory considers Heisenberg’s uncertainty principle as a misreading of how motion occurs on the quantum level. The elephant in the room is not the uncertainty principle itself, which in a vague way makes sense and will be hard to get rid of because it provides a convenient “rug” that a lot of nonsensical notions in physics can be swept under.

The elephant created by the uncertainty principle is the infinity of uncertainty created when a particle has no motion. The uncertainty is formulated as ΔxΔp ≥ h/2 and when a particle is stationary the Δp is 0 and the uncertainty in position Δx goes to infinity. So an electron that is not moving can be anywhere in the universe!  DWT thinks this is goofy. Instead DWT says:

That once it is recognized that an electron moves by hopping (appearing and disappearing) along its wavelength and is never stationary, its motion is predictable and not a fundamental unknowable. This motion of quantum mechanical particles can be verified experimentally by following a Buckyball C60 as outlined in the experiment in Section 14.

2.  The Special Relativity Elephant:

In special relativity, relativistic mass is defined as: mr = m0 /sqrt(1 - v2/c2). With this relationship, as the velocity of a particle (an electron) approaches c its mass approaches infinity. This is goofy and I believe that Einstein also knew it was nuts.

In contrast to this DWT says that an electron (or any quantum mechanical particle) is limited as to how close to the speed c it can get.  Once the mass of the particle gets to the Planck Mass (2.176 51(13) × 10−8 kg) it can go no faster. This conclusion is not intuitive but can be understood via the following section  Section 31 .

The paper entered in the 2013 FQXi essay contest “An Elephant in the Room” goes into the details about how mass gets cut off from going to infinity. Check it out.