Monday, November 2, 2009

5Dst (4s + 1t) Dimensional Speculations Continued: A Possible Explanation for Virtual Particles and Quantum Entaglement

Excuse me if the following ideas are dis-pleasing, I simply wish to apply Occam's Razor to these points rather than get out Occam's Sword (currently needed desperately in G.U.T. theories), Occam's Long Sword and Shield, Occam's Mace or Hammer, and hopefully never Occam's Nuclear Weapon. Therefore, I require the services of a speculative Theoretical Mathematical Physicist to help or hinder the following approach if or before it gets much further.

1) Virtual Particles

We know yet are astounded that particles can spontaneously come into being in the vacuum. They live very short lives, thanks to Indeterminacy (Heisenberg's own word for his better known "Heisenberg's Uncertainty Principle", specifically the delta-E times delta-T version).

They briefly violate Conservation of Energy and Mass but not for very long as they are anti-particles to each other, and annihilate soon after birth.

How can this possibly be so?

Well, I will use a 3D (2+1) / 4D (3+1) analogy which can be expanded  to a 4D (3+1) / 5D (3+1) possible reality, which will require little thought in an extrapolatory sense, hopefully.

Think of "Flatland", a 2D space with and 1D of time (2Ds + 1Dt = 3Dst), say: a flat sheet of paper if you will. Imagine a circle intersecting it from "outside" that space (in our own an apparent 3Ds + 1Dt = 4Dst world).

At first we see nothing as the circle approaches. At the moment of contact our Flatlanders see a point. Then they see two points going away from each other. Then as the circle passes the halfway point, they come closer, ending in a point and disappearing.

The circle always remains a circle, the paper always flat, but the appearances are relative, and our poor Flatlanders remain confused until they grow the brains to understand the situation via their version of particle accelerators which in our world we call: "scissors".

2) Quantum Entanglement

The same would hold for QE, as our virtual particles (say an electron and positron) were actually part of the same particle, except the Flatlanders could not see that. Say: the circle is spinning. If so the direction of spin would be equal but opposite for the two "particles" as the Flatlanders measure them. Indeed if they measure the "spin" of one, they instantly know the "spin" of the other.

This may be so simple that's it's wrong, but is it at least possible?


Best regards,

Steve Colyer

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