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In response to Orion and Laitman’s 1 explanation of the classic double-slit experiment of quantum mechanics, we propose an alternate explanation of that experiment by treating physical degrees of freedom as a conserved physical quantity, instead of referring to -vague terms- used in previous explanations, 1, that are not broadly applicable. Explanation in 1 refers to properties of groups of particles, even though the double-slit experiment’s results should address only to a single particle. By using physical degrees of freedom and the application of Hamilton’s principle, we obtain a single particle explanation of the double-slit experiment in terms of properties and via methods which apply equally in a quantum and a classical regime.

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Hamilton’s Principle, Single Particle, Degrees of Freedom

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M. Callen and S. Sorek -Explaining the Double-Slit Experiment,- Journal of Modern Physics, Vol. 2 No. 1, 2011, pp. 30-35. doi: 10.4236-jmp.2011.21006.





Author: Moshe Wallace Callen, Shaul Sorek

Source: http://www.scirp.org/



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