I always considered "h" to just be a constant of proportionality between energy and frequency that is determined empirically.
What a quantum particle is may be metaphysical- that is, beyond measurement and subject to belief. For example I believe in a Quantum Mind- Physical world duality where both wave functions and their quantization exist in the quantum mind; whereas only physical particles exist in the physical world. That is, fields, forces and action at a distance all exist in the quantum mind. So lets consider the radiation of EM waves/fields from electrons in an antenna. As the waves spread out, their intensity or amplitude decreases as 1/r squared, so that one quanta of energy (or one photon) requires integration of the amplitude over larger and larger area and/or time. It is my conjecture that arithmetics of the Quantum Mind do a running quantization so that virtual particles are realized in the Quantum Mind that are digital equivalents to the analog EM fields, Same for all quantum wave functions in general. In the MWI scenario, every such virtual particle becomes a physical particle in a new universe. However, it is also possible that all virtual particles but one get cancelled by anti-particles ala Feynman QED or Cramer analysis thereby resulting in a single universe (SWI). That thinking combines a collapse model with a hidden variable model; but both models apply to the quantum mind and not the physical world. I believe that for my combined model to be true, the arithmetics of the quantum mind must be instantaneous, consistent with the Quantum Mind being mainly a timeless virtual MWI Block Space. But your question really is "what does a physical particle look like?" My answer is that they look like strings. But I have to admit that strings are still concepts in the regime of metaphysics. Of course, point particles are there as well. Richard On Thu, Jan 24, 2013 at 5:37 AM, socra...@bezeqint.net <socra...@bezeqint.net> wrote: > Belief . . . from history of physics. > =. > Many years Max Planck was attracted with the > absolutely black body problem. > If quantum of light moving with speed c=1 falls in the area of > absolutely black body and does not radiate back, then “ terminal > dead “ will come. In order to save the quantum of light from ‘death ‘ > Planck decided that it is possible that quantum of light > will radiate back with quantum unit (h ), (h=Et ) > This unit does not come on formulas or equations. > Planck introduced this unit from heaven, from ceiling. > Sorry. Sorry. > Scientists say: Planck introduced this unit intuitively. > They say: Planck introduced unit (h) phenomenologically > ===.. > Phenomenology. > 1. > the movement founded by Husserl that concentrates on the > detailed description of conscious experience, without recourse > to explanation, metaphysical assumptions, and traditional > philosophical questions > http://www.collinsdictionary.com/dictionary/english/phenomenologically > ===… > So. Planck discovered the quantum of energy / action > ‘without recourse to explanation, metaphysical assumptions, > and traditional philosophical questions’. > Many years Planck tried to find rational explanation for his unit > but without success. > We can read that unit (h) is an ’inner’ impulse (spin) of particle. > But what ’inner impulse’ means? We have no answer. > ==. > There are 1000 books and millions articles about > ‘philosophy of science’ but how can I believe them > if they didn’t explain me ‘what quantum particle is’. > Our today’s belief in science is similar to the past belief > in religion: ‘ I believe because it is absurd.’ > / Tertullian. (ca.160 – ca.220 AD) / > ( in science – big bang, > in religion - God create woman from Adam’s rib.) > ==.. > > -- > You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups > "Everything List" group. > To post to this group, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org. > To unsubscribe from this group, send email to > everything-list+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. > For more options, visit this group at > http://groups.google.com/group/everything-list?hl=en. > -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Everything List" group. To post to this group, send email to email@example.com. To unsubscribe from this group, send email to everything-list+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. For more options, visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/everything-list?hl=en.