The Double Slit Experiment and the Non-Ergodic Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics
The Non-Ergodic Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics is a local realistic particle attempt to confront the difficulties in the Foundations of Quantum Mechanics. It is described in this work using the double slit experiment which motivated it. It explains how a photon passing through one slit knows if the other slit is open or closed by assuming particles interact (interfere) with each other indirectly via an hypothesized medium with certain memory type properties. It is assumed that when a sufficient number of photons with sufficiently identical properties consecutively pass through a region of the hypothesized medium they affect the average properties of the medium which in turn affect other photons that later pass through the same region. Crucial to this view is to imagine a medium which can be forced into stable “modes” by many similarly prepared photons consecutively passing it.
A feasible experimental test is described. The polarization correlation experiments are discussed in relationship to this view. The joint probability question and the object-apparatus interface are commented on.
KeywordsQuantum Mechanics Interference Pattern Ensemble Average Usual Interpretation Double Slit Experiment
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