The Theory of Elementary Waves (TEW) eliminates Wave Particle Duality

  • Jeffrey H Boyd Retired, Waterbury Hospital
Keywords: Wave particle duality


Wave particle duality is a mistake. Another option was neither conceived nor debated, which is a better foundation for quantum mechanics. The Theory of Elementary Waves (TEW) is based on the idea that particles follow zero energy waves backwards. A particle cannot be identical with its wave if they travel in opposite directions. TEW is the only form of local realism that is consistent with the results of the experiment by Aspect, Dalibard and Roger (1982). Here we show that 1. although QM teaches that complementarity in a double slit experiment cannot be logically explained, TEW explains it logically, without wave function collapse, and 2. gives an unconventional explanation of the Davisson Germer experiment. 3. There is empirical evidence for countervailing waves and particles and 4. zero energy waves. 5. TEW clarifies our understanding of probability amplitudes and supports quantum math. 6. There is an untested experiment for which TEW and wave particle duality predict different outcomes. If TEW is valid, then wave particle duality is not necessary for quantum math, which is the most accurate and productive science ever. With a more solid foundation, new vistas of science open, such as the study of elementary waves.


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Author Biography

Jeffrey H Boyd, Retired, Waterbury Hospital
Dr. Boyd was born in 1943 in New Jersey, USA. He has been in dialogue with Dr. Lewis E. Little for over 50 years. Boyd’s undergraduate degree in mathematics was from Brown University. He has advanced degrees from Harvard, Yale and Case Western Reserve Universities, served on the faculty of the National Institutes of Health for 7 years, and has been on the faculty of the Yale Medical School. His day job is as a physician, which is fortunate because he need not fear he is risking a career in physics by speaking in public about these controversial ideas. Boyd retired after a quarter century at Waterbury Hospital, Waterbury CT, a Yale teaching hospital.