How Post-modern Physics Resolves the Wave-Particle Paradox of Quantum Mechanics

Introduction

The wave-particle duality is a paradoxical concept that emerged from modern quantum mechanics as we delved since the 1900s to study the nature of light and of matter at the atomic level.

Basically, the concept of wave-particle duality informs us that light is both a wave and a particle called photons and that atomic entities like an electron and a proton are also particles and waves. While this was a paradox for both light and atomic entities, it was accepted in modern quantum mechanics as an inherent, unavoidable nature of the atomic world.

But now post-modern physics (or you can say post-modern quantum mechanics) is changing our understanding of the concept of wave-particle duality for both light and atomic entities, and I have written some articles about this.

However, having done that, I have found out that it is still necessary for me to make the first non-technical clarification about how post-modern physics resolves the wave-particle paradox. This is what I have set out to do for you in this article.

But before then, I will like to let you know that post-modern physics ironically resolves the wave-particle paradox by the application of the principles of relativity and not by the application of the principles of quantum mechanics, even though the latter is the source or origin of the paradox.

Holding this thought which would only become clear to you as you explore post-modern physics beyond this article, let’s proceed to first discuss how post-modern physics resolves the wave-particle paradox of light.

The Wave-Particle Paradox of Light

In my article on “the photoelectric effect: resolving the paradoxical nature of light“, I informed you why light seems to behave like a particle and I clearly denied light of any particle nature and instead informed you that light is entirely a wave.

So, it is important for you to know that in post-modern physics, there is no such thing as the wave-particle duality of light. Light is a wave, and according to the above-linked article, you are informed that light is a wave carrying force and not momentum in the atomic world. Please read the article for more enlightenment.

In post-modern physics, there is no such thing as the wave-particle duality of light. Light is a wave.Click To Tweet

It is now absolutely emphatic to state that in post-modern physics there is no such thing as the particle nature of light. Light is a wave, therefore, the paradoxical nature of light is resolved completely in post-modern physics.

This is very important. Remember that the concept of quantization was firmly introduced into physics by Einstein when he proposed that light consists of tiny massless particles which he called photons.

So, in modern physics, the concept of quantization was a concept that was very attached to the particle nature of light. But in post-modern physics, the concept of quantization is now a concept that is attached to the wave nature of light, and it is now a result of the dual nature of energy in the atomic world.

With the concept of quantization now detached from the particle nature of light, we, therefore, have no need for the wave-particle duality of light. This is how post-modern physics addresses the wave-particle duality of light.

In the scientific article on the photoelectric effect, I made it clear that light influences atomic bodies such as an electron and a proton because it carries absolute force in the atomic world and not because it consists of massless particles called photons.

The underlying principle which makes this possible is what is referred to as the principle of none inertia in post-modern physics. The principle of non-inertia is why light seems to behave like a particle even though it is a wave.

In post-modern physics and as a result of the principle of non-inertia, light is a real wave that can exhibit particle behaviour because it carries absolute force.

In post-modern physics and as a result of the principle of non-inertia, light is a real wave that can exhibit particle behaviour because it carries absolute force.Click To Tweet

We will soon discuss this further in this article, but now, let’s proceed to discuss how post-modern physics addresses the concept of wave-particle duality of atomic entities.

The Wave-Particle Paradox of Atomic Entities 

You would expect post-modern physics to resolve the wave-particle paradox of light and atomic entities in a quite a similar manner applying the principle of non-inertia, and you are right. So, let me quickly and specifically inform you about how post-modern physics resolves the wave-particle paradox of atomic entities.

According to modern physics, atomic entities are both particles and waves. This in a similar fashion to that of light describes the wave-particle duality of atomic entities.

In my article linked below, I discussed the double-slit experiment, and in the article, I explained why atomic entities behave like waves even though they are real particles.

In post-modern physics, I do not deny the observable wave results of the experiment, but I still insist that atomic entities in their true nature are particles; they only have the capacity to behave like waves due to the principle of non-inertia.

The principle of non-inertia is what informs us that every atomic entity is influenced by to separate and identical absolute forces and they seem to behave like waves as a result of this.

So, in post-modern physics and as a result of the principle of non-inertia, the atomic entities are real particles that can exhibit wave behaviour because they are moved by two identical and independent absolute forces. The particle nature of these entities is given special preference above their wave behaviour.

In post-modern physics and as a result of the principle of non-inertia, the atomic entities are real particles that can exhibit wave behaviour because they are moved by two identical and independent absolute forces.Click To Tweet

Notice how the wave behaviour of atomic entities is due to the nature of the external forces and due to any internal cause. Thus, it is taken in post-modern physics that atomic entities in their nature are particles but they can also behave like waves because of the principle of non-inertia.

The above is how post-modern physics resolves the wave-particle paradox or duality of atomic entities.

Now, let’s compare how post-modern physics addresses the wave-particle duality of light and that of atomic entities so that you will further understand the position of post-modern physics about the wave-particle concept. 

The Comparison of the Wave-Particle Duality of Light and Atomic Entities

A good look at how post-modern physics resolves the wave-particle paradox of light and atomic entities shows that they are quite similar especially as the paradox is due to the principle of non-inertia and in the reference to absolute force for both cases.

Post-modern physics completely discards the particle nature of light and insists that light is a wave that only seems to behave like a particle because it carries absolute force in the atomic world.

And in quite a similar fashion due to the principle of non-inertia and in reference to absolute force, post-modern physics discards the wave nature of atomic entities and it informs us that atomic entities are particles that only seem to behave like waves because they are carried by two independent and identical absolute forces.

I want you to notice from the two paragraphs above the similar and well-related approaches with which post-modern physics resolves the wave-particle paradox for both light and atomic entities.

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However, in post-modern physics, light and atomic entities are never placed at the same conceptual level. Light is given special conceptual preference above atomic entities and even non-atomic entities.

This is not about personal preference; it’s about the real conceptual difference between light and atomic entities. Light being a component of the gravi-electromagnetic wave from which atomic entities themselves were formed, it is more wrong to think of light as a particle of any kind or supposition than it is to think of the atomic entities as particles.

From the process of creation, atomic entities or particles were made or condensed from the pure aethereal wave in which light is a part of; so beyond the principle of non-inertia, light is a wave and coupled with the principle of non-inertia, light is in every way a wave.

The post-modern explanation of the double-slit experiment is unlike any wisdom found in modern physics. The wave-particle duality of atomic entities is about how real particles can behave as waves and not the other way round. If this can be explained, then their wave behaviour no longer becomes fundamental.

(Thus, in a sense, one can refer to the particle nature of atomic entities as their primary nature and refer to their wave nature as their secondary nature. Both the particle and the wave natures of atomic entities no longer have equal status in physics as it was before.

The same would also apply to light which its wave nature becomes its primary nature and its particle nature becomes its secondary nature. This is as we take the care to understand the wave nature of atomic entities and the particle nature of light within the context of post-modern physics.)

This is what post-modern physics has achieved. If you read and learn about how post-modern physics describes the double-slit experiment where atomic entities behave like waves, you will see that it still treats them as particles and show us how their wave behaviour is a derived outcome of the principle of non-inertia.

Light is firstly a wave being one of the first essences that filled the universe even before matter was formed, and it is secondly a wave due to the principle of non-inertia just like atomic particles behave like waves due to the principle of non-inertia.

Light is a wave on two conceptual levels discussed above, unlike atomic entities which can never be waves on the first conceptual level, only on the second conceptual level which is due to the principle of non-inertia.

Also, how light is a wave due to the principle of non-inertia is a very interesting study or knowledge in post-modern physics! It gives us a measure of satisfaction that we know why light is a wave and this knowledge will be immensely explored in this post-modern era.

Even the knowledge of why real atomic particles behave like waves will also be explored to create new practical possibilities for science. The newly discovered principle of non-inertia will assist us in really harnessing the potentials of the wave nature of light and atomic particles. 

Treating atomic entities equally as particles and also waves was due to our inability to explain why these atomic particles behave like waves in the first place, and now that we can, their wave behaviour ceases to be fundamental.

This is why in post-modern physics, atomic entities are particles, but it is agreed that they can behave like waves. But for light, we can explain the photoelectric effect without supposing that light is a particle of any kind. This is why in post-modern physics light is more of a wave than an atomic entity is more of a particle.

You must now see how in post-modern physics light is really a wave that only seems to behave like a particle and how an atomic entity is a particle that only seems to behave like a wave. This is how post-modern physics resolves the wave-particle paradox of physics.

In addition, while modern physics presents the complementarity principle as the acceptance of the wave-particle paradox and not as an explanation or resolution of the paradox, post-modern physics presents the principle of non-inertia as the explanation and the resolution of the paradox.

So, in post-modern physics, we are seeing the return of full objectivity and realism into physics.

Summary

Modern physics produced the paradoxical concept of wave-particle duality without giving us the explanation or justifying the existence of this concept. It also could not go further to resolve the paradox.

But now post-modern physics explains and resolves the paradox by the principle of non-inertia and this newly discovered resolution changes how we understand and apply this concept, such that light is now really a wave and not a particle while atomic entities are now in their true nature particles and not waves.

So, in post-modern physics, the concept of wave-particle duality is no longer a fundamental, encompassing concept of the atomic world and the conceptual paradox it ensues no longer exist. 

Until next time,

I will be here.

– M. V. Echa



M. V. Echa

M. V. Echa

My message is the universe, my truth is the universe, and this blog contains all you need to know about the universe, from the true nature of reality to the long-sought unity of the cosmos — which is the big picture!