What is Quantum Field Theory?

Reference: Answer from Barak Shoshany at What is quantum field theory?

I loved the answer from Barak Shoshany. My understanding of Quantum Field Theory is developing as follows.

(1)    A “particle” is a high frequency pulse in a low-frequency background field. We may refer to the low-frequency field as the corresponding “space”.

(2)    Movement of a “particle” within the “space” is like movement of a pulse relative to other pulses within a field.

(3)    A pulse is seen as continuous with the surrounding field. Thus a “quantum particle” is always continuous with the surrounding “field space”.

(4)    The steep gradient of frequency change from “field space” to “quantum particle” appears as gravity around a particle. The high frequency of the particle appears as mass.

(5)    The “quantum particle” may be wide enough to contain a still higher “frequency spike” within it. The frequency spike shall appear as “condensed particle” within the particle. The particle shall now be perceived relatively as space.

(6)    Thus there can be more condensed particle within a particle; and more condensed space within a space. It is just how you look at it. At higher frequencies the “particle – space” shall appear more condensed.

(7)    Thus all particles shall be related to each other. They will maintain continuity among themselves.

(8)   The “wave-particle” duality is now adequately explained by this iterative “particle – space” model.

(9)   The nucleus of an atom is a particle within the electronic field of the atom. And the electronic field of the atom is a particle within the field we call space. So the nucleus of an atom is a “particle within a particle”. This makes atom a “compound particle”.

(10)  The particle is a high frequency pulse within a pulsating field. Its motion shall be measured relative to similar pulses in the field. It may appear either motionless or in motion.

(11)  The Higgs field is more like the theoretical field of zero frequency or “undisturbed space”. It is the basis of all other “disturbed spaces” or fields.

(12)  Any spike in Higgs field will appear as “creation of mass” because one is going from zero to a finite frequency. To go from zero to the mass of atomic nucleus is a big jump in frequency and will require a large amount of energy.

(13)  Fields interact with each other. A field converts energy from interaction into a particle. Energy is conserved but not the number of particles.

(14) The location of a particle shall be the “footprint” of the particle in its relative space. This “footprint” is a finite dimension of the order of the wavelength of the surrounding space. This location may be approximated by a Euclidean point only when the particle is highly condensed, such as, the nucleus of an atom.

(15) Heisenburg’s Uncertainty principle assumes that all locations may be approximated by a Euclidean point. This assumption is questionable.

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  • vinaire  On November 28, 2015 at 8:56 PM

    In QM we replace the phase amplitude of electromagnetic wave by a phase probability. This is because electromagnetic wave is a condition of space. There is an appearance of distance but there is really no displacement or travel in space because it is the space itself.

  • Chris Thompson  On November 29, 2015 at 8:50 PM

    I am enjoying this direction of exploration.

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