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The singularity passes through one slit. The associated wave passes through both.
Quote from: liquidspacetime on 08/11/2015 22:18:57The singularity passes through one slit. The associated wave passes through both. There's the problem with the analogy. The quantum particle passes through both.
Bow wave, bow wave [Credit: Arnold Paul]progressive disturbance propagated through a fluid such as water or air as the result of displacement by the foremost point of an object moving through it at a speed greater than the speed of a wave moving across the water.
Not a good choice of analogy. Obviously the bow wave cannot precede the particle since the group velocity is less than the phase velocity. But your pilot wave must precede the particle if it is to determine the particle's diffraction. Try learning some elementary physics - or even looking at a boat - before promulgating obvious nonsense.
They could put a fan behind it and it, and its wave, will move faster.
So now you are saying that the particle speed determines the wave speed, because I can make a charged particle move at any speed I choose (up to about 0.9999c).But the video demonstration shows exactly the opposite - the wave speed determines the particle speed. Now if your waves apply equally to photons as to charged particles, the wave speed must be c for all particles because it is c for photons, and only zero-mass objects can travel at c, and zero mass objects can only travel at c. So now you are telling us that all particles travel at c, which we know to be untrue.
In the video it's obvious the wave slows down as the particle interacts with the slits.