« on: 03/01/2015 15:05:13 »
Well if you can think of an experiment to prove this then your theory might fly.
I was expecting to be sat upon from a great height for challenging two of our greatest scientists.
In answer to your question, I believe that the experiments have already been done, but can be interpreted in a different way.
I need to start with the properties of magnetism. If you cut a permanent magnet in two, its rings don’t remain cut and continue on their way, but reform as smaller magnetic rings around each of the two separated magnets. Bring the two magnets back together and the magnetic rings re-form again as they were. I think this property is taken for granted, but it offers a different way of interpreting two iconic experiments that come to mind: Young’s two slit experiment and the single split-photon experiment done with Michelson-Morley’s style apparatus.
Let’s take the ‘two slit experiment’ first. A screen is set up which has two slits cut into it. Coherent light, with a wavelength greater than the distance between these two slits, is shone upon it, with the result that a band of diffraction lines appear upon a target screen, rather than the classically expected two bright vertical lines.
But, because the photons have a pulsed magnetic ring nature, the photon can travel through either slit or split in two and pass through both slits at the same time. Which option it takes, depends upon where the magnetic pulse of the ring happens to be on its circuit, when it hits the target screen. If it arrives at either of the slits, it can pass straight through. But if it impinges between the two slits, it is able to split into two rings and passes through both slits, re-forming at the target screen. If it impinges outside of the two slits then it is deflected along the screen and through its nearest slit. The fact that the magnetic ring has to ease through a slit is the cause of its deflection, left or right, by the edges of the slit and this results in the vertical band of diffraction lines on the target screen.
Looked at from a Feynman perspective, the magnetic pulse travels around its circle in a plane vertical to its direction of travel, so at any juncture, the pulse could be seen to be travelling at the velocity of light along all pathways towards the slits. (But not outside of the magnetic ring’s diameter until it passes through the slits.)
Secondly, the split-photon experiment with Michelson-Morley style apparatus uses the same magnetic ring capability. The incidence of a single photon upon the edge of the ‘beam splitter’, causes it to split into two smaller photons, which travel along the two pathways and reform as the original photon at the detector.
They may be other iconic experiments which test this concept. Perhaps you can think of them.