Inherent Physical Inconsistency of Quantum Mechanics
The origins of quantum mechanics are traced to the
inability of classical mechanics to account for some experimental findings.
This, however, is an incorrect perception regarding classical mechanics.
On the contrary, it is the misinterpretation of classical mechanics by
its leading students rather than problems with classical mechanics itself
that has stimulated the unusual and in fact devastating impact on physics,
by a theory known as quantum mechanics. Thus, Rayleigh and Jeans, for
instance, who derived a purportedly classical formula for the density
of blackbody radiation, leading to a socalled ``ultraviolet catastrophe'',
err in their incorrect assumption that the equipartition theorem applies
to the distribution of energy along the degrees of freedom of molecules
having one given velocity. Rayleigh and Jeans,
as well as Wien, also erroneously consider the exchanging energy to be
the same as the energy of the oscillator itself. Remove these errors and
the ``ultraviolet catastrophe'' vanishes.
Not only are Rayleigh and Jeans, as well as Wien,
in error when assessing blackbody radiation from the classical viewpoint
but Planck himself misinterprets the meaning of the quantity U
in the expression derived by him in his founding paper^{g}
^{e}:
Quantity U is exchanging energy (heat) and is not the energy of
the oscillator, as Planck has incorrectly assumed. This is obvious from
the fact that U becomes zero when entropy S is zero but
that does not mean that energy of the oscillator itself has become zero.
On the contrary, when S is zero then all the energy of the oscillator
can be converted into heat.
Planck himself acknowledges in this same paper that
"If amplitude and phase both remained absolutely constant, which means
completely homogeneous vibrations, no entropy could exist and the vibrational
energy would have to be completely converted into work."
stating also that
"It is in this sense that we shall refer to the average energy U
of a single resonator."
But he not only does not follow on this evident truth but has entitled
the whole paragraph as
"Calculations of the Entropy of a Resonator and its
Energy"
That misinterpretation of quantity U is crucial, determining the
nonphysical character of the postulation that the energy of the oscillator
itself must be quantized, rather than correctly acknowledging the trivial
classical mechanics fact that oscillators exchange energy among themselves
and the energy that these oscillators exchange is always in portions,
in quanta, and is never continuous in character. Once that is understood,
the view for the quantum character of the exchanging energy becomes natural and the elementary
quanta this exchanging energy consists of can easily be derived classically, without postulating nonphysical relations
such as ,
incorrectly referred to the energy of the oscillator itself.
The physical inconsistency of quantum mechanics should have been detected
right at these early stages of attempt to advance it as a legitimate science
and that erroneous path of science should have been prevented to avoid
the deadend in which it finds itself now.
Purely Formal Reasons to Reject Quantum Mechanics
Quantum mechanics fails fatally also
in its postulates, especially the postulates involving the postulated
eigenfunction equations.
As an example, observe, for instance, that there is no real function
which can satisfy the postulated position eigenfunction equation in
position space
(1)
This sole problem is enough to abandon
quantum mechanics.
Apparently, however, there was a scientifically unjustified need to
imbue that doomed idea with an appearance of life in whatever way possible.
To do so, a special impossible facility, a deltaconstruct, was designed,
which purportedly takes care of this problem by turning the above equation
into
(2)
where .
However, as seen, according to the
definition of the δconstruct,
(3)
there is only one value of x,
where the δconstruct makes sense (δconstruct is not zero)
and that is the value of x, where the argument of the δconstruct
is zero. For all other x the δconstruct is zero.
This means that will
only make sense for .
In other words, the only expression that is supposed to make sense is
(4)
However, the very construct
makes no sense and therefore the above cannot be the solution to the
problem. It may occur to someone that can
play the role of an eigenfunction in an expression involving :
(5)
However,
obviously cannot be an eigenfunction of the position operator because
the application of
by no means extracts eigenvalue
from but
only gives
(6)
because, from the definition of the
deltaconstruct, .
The above is enough to show that an
earlier attempt by Einstein, Podolsky and Rosen to find flaws in quantum
mechanics by exposing the function, the solution to the postulated eigenfunction
equation, as not being able to fully describe the system, is perfunctory
because that function itself does not make sense to begin with, as discussed
here.
Even worse, that irresolute attempt at critique has led to its simplified
version in Bohm, followed by Bell, which allows the critique to be misconstrued
as the opposite, as a success. Thus, later that critique has been turned
around and has been presented as a merit of quantum mechanics, creating
nonphysical fictions such as nonlocality and entanglement, and mistakenly
presenting them as real physical phenomena. These nonphysical fictions
have spawned a plethora of research for impossible technologies to create
quantum computers or to attain unrealizable quantum encryption, quantum
computing, quantum teleportation and so on.
Consequently, the question regarding the interpretations of quantum
mechanics, Copenhagen or otherwise, is moot. Furthermore, there cannot
be any philosophical ramifications from quantum mechanics.
Having the above fatal problems revealed, it becomes a profoundly urgent
obligation and responsibility of scientific journals to promptly inform
the scientific community and society at large that there is no such
reality as the fantastic reality falsely ascribed to follow from quantum
mechanics. Such alert is mandatory, in order to prevent further waste
of effort and resources for such a barren pursuit.
Author's
email:
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