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Subject: Re: Heisenburg...
Date: May 06, 10:40 pm
Poster: Scott Stephens
On May 06, 10:40 pm, Scott Stephens wrote:
Solitons are particle-like waves in a nonlinear medium that don't dissapate.
Depending on the type and nature of the soliton, they can scatter off each
other like particles and interfere like waves. I had trouble concieving of
how a lone soliton (particle) could be affected by the opposite slit in a
double-slit interferometer experiment. After all, doesn't the wave travel
through both slits, the path integral, to determine the probability of
appearing when the experiment looks for a particle?
Then I considered that the frequency or bandwidth of noise in the quantum
vacuum is determined by the geometry - wheather a slit is open or closed. A
soliton passing through a slit not only scatters off the atoms (soliton
configurations) that compose the slit, BUT ALSO is affected by background
If this is true, a better, mechanical, way of undertsanding 'spooky'
quantum mechanics is to understand a particle is not a wave that has
traveled through both slits, until it interacted and was detected as a
The particle is a soliton, that scattered of the other solitons in the slit,
and the potentials of the solitons of the slit were determined by the noise
in the quantum vacuum, and the bandwidth or frequency components of the
background noise depends on the geometry of the space. The geometry of
the space around the slit favors standing wave growth, frequency
from the noise in the quantum vacuum.
With this perspective, which I came to grasp from a background in microwave
engineering, phased array antennas and soliton physics, I can understand
tunneling and entanglement as phenomena of the quantum vacuum which acts
like a multidimensional, nonlinear transmission line.