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Jean Louis Van Belle

Jean Louis Van Belle
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Introduction
I am interested in the theoretical foundations and epistemology (interpreted as the genealogy or archaeology of ideas) of modern quantum physics (both QED as well as QCD). Blog site: https://readingfeynman.org/ . Early ideas and mistakes (no longer useful, perhaps) can be found on https://vixra.org/author/jean_louis_van_belle. I also have a few videos on YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_Gyf0syu_-YT0yLXZqp26Q).

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This paper explores the assumptions underpinning de Broglie's concept of a wavepacket and the various conceptual questions and issues. It also explores how the alternative ring current model of an electron (or of matter-particles in general) relates to Louis de Broglie's λ = h/p relation and rephrases the theory in terms of the wavefunction as well...
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The phenomenon of matter-antimatter pair creation and annihilation is usually taken as confirmation that, somehow, fields can condense into matter-particles or, conversely, that matter-particles can somehow turn into lightlike particles (photons and/or neutrinos) – which are nothing but traveling fields (electromagnetic or, in the case of the neutr...
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We discuss the nuclear force hypothesis and propose a modified Yukawa potential for it. We also discuss a key issue with Yukawa-like proposals: the non-conservative nature of the force. We suggest two solutions for this issue: (1) a spatially asymmetric potential or, alternatively, (2) the introduction of dynamics: if there is a scalar potential, w...
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This paper explores some more advanced questions in the realist interpretation of quantum mechanics, which is based on a ring current model of elementary particles. More specifically, we wonder how elementary ring currents – charged oscillations – can create the spherically symmetric (electro)static potential we associate with electrons and protons...
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I looked at my 29 papers on my ResearchGate page, and I think some of them should be re-written or re-packaged so as to ensure a good flow of the arguments in them. I also note now that some of the approaches were more productive than others (some did not lead anywhere at all, actually), and so I felt like I should point those out. There are some e...
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The electron-proton scattering experiment by the PRad (proton radius) team at Jefferson Lab measured the root mean square (rms) charge radius of the proton as r = 0.831 ± 0.007(stat) ± 0.012(syst) fm. In this paper, we offer a theoretical explanation of the measurement based on an exceedingly simple proton model: a 3D ring current model. This model...
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The special problem we try to get at with these lectures is to maintain the interest of the very enthusiastic and rather smart people trying to understand physics. They have heard a lot about how interesting and exciting physics is—the theory of relativity, quantum mechanics, and other modern ideas—and spend many years studying textbooks or followi...
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Five-page summary of all of physics
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Short presentation (7 pages only) of ring current model of elementary particles, the nuclear force model, and the usefulness of quaternion algebra.
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Very basic re-explanation of basic geometry and mathematical concepts (K-12 level). This is the introduction which, we hope, will entice you get through the grind: In the epilogue to his Lectures, Feynman writes the following: “The main purpose of my teaching has not been to prepare you for some examination—it was not even to prepare you to serve...
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This paper revisits the (modified) Yukawa potential, as we use it to explain the neutron and deuteron nucleus, and addresses the point which is often used to discredit the model: any potential function should respect the (spatial) energy conservation principle. We show how the introduction of a simple vector potential introduces spatial asymmetry a...
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Short paper about the fundamental concepts in physics, based on previous explorations of the meaning of the wavefunction and a consistent application of Occam's Razor Principle (mathematical possibilities must correspond to physical realities) and geometry only.
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This paper offers a comprehensive presentation of the Zitterbewegung hypothesis and shows how it generates all of the intrinsic properties of the electron, proton, and neutron (including the anomalies). It also shows how it can be used to explain antimatter. Finally, it relates the wavefunction to what we think of as a reinvigorated S-matrix progra...
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This paper offers a few reflections on the Universe and cosmological theories, including a possible explanation of dark matter (which we think of antimatter), plus an explanation of SRT/GRT based on an analysis of the argument of the quantum-mechanical wavefunction.
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This papers concludes our excursions into the epistemology/ontology of physics. We provide a basic overview of the basic concepts as used in the science of physics, with practical models based on orbital energy equations. We hope to make a difference by offering an alternative particle classification based on measurable form factors.
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Zbw (mass-without-mass) model of the proton and neutron, using combined nuclear/Coulomb potentials and orbital energy equations.
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This paper completes the analysis of the 1/r (Coulomb) and a/r2 (nuclear) potential functions through a consequent analysis of the mass-energy equivalence using orbital energy formulas. The a/r2 function (modified Yukawa function with a as a nuclear scaling parameter) yields the desired crossing of potentials and the potential well one would expect...
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This paper shows how one can use potentials to build up a spin-zero model of the deuteron. The spin-zero model consists of a proton, and another proton plus an electron which combine in an electrically neutral particle which we refer to as the neutron. We treat all particles as spin-zero particles because we assume their magnetic moment is zero. As...
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The special problem we try to get at with these lectures is to maintain the interest of the very enthusiastic and rather smart people trying to understand physics. They have heard a lot about how interesting and exciting physics is—the theory of relativity, quantum mechanics, and other modern ideas—and spend many years studying textbooks or followi...
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We apply our realist interpretation of quantum mechanics to an analysis of the mechanics of electron propagation through a crystal and derive a formula for the effective mass of an electron which differs by a factor 2 from Feynman's. We think this solves his rather weird remark on the relation between the effective and free-space mass of an electro...
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Uncertainty may result from (1) an impossibility to measure what we want to measure, or an impossibility to observe the system, (2) the limited precision of our measurement, (3) the measurement fundamentally disturbing the system and, as such, causing the information to be unreliable, (4) an uncertainty that is inherent to Nature. The latter positi...
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As a pointer – think of it as a service to other amateur physicists – I thought it would be useful to quickly highlight some pitfalls and discoveries I stumbled upon while working my way through Feynman’s Lectures – complemented with some other basic material. I call it a Survivor’s Guide to Quantum Physics because – at times – it did feel like goi...
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This paper explores the common concept of a field and the quantization of fields. We do so by discussing the quantization of traveling fields using our photon model, and we also look at the quantization of fields in the context of a perpetual ring current in a superconductor. We then relate the discussion to the use of the (scalar and vector) poten...
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This paper discusses Feynman's derivation of the Hamiltonian matrix in the famous Caltech Lectures on Quantum Mechanics, which is illustrative of the mainstream interpretation of what probability amplitudes may or may not represent. We refer to this argument as Feynman's Time Machine argument because the "apparatus" that is considered in the deriva...
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This is an experiment. The special problem we try to get at with these lectures is to maintain the interest of the very enthusiastic and rather smart people trying to understand physics. They have heard a lot about how interesting and exciting physics is-the theory of relativity, quantum mechanics, and other modern ideas-and spend many years studyi...
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This is an experiment. The special problem we try to get at with this paper is to maintain the interest of the very enthusiastic and rather smart people trying to understand physics. They have heard a lot about how interesting and exciting physics is — the theory of relativity, quantum mechanics, and other modern ideas — and spend many years studyi...
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This paper summarizes the basic principles of the common-sense interpretation of quantum physics that we have been exploring over the past few years.
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This paper further explores intuitions we highlighted in previous papers already: 1. The concept of the matter-wave traveling through the vacuum, an atomic lattice or any medium can be equated to the concept of an electric or electromagnetic signal traveling through the same medium. 2. There is no need to model the matter-wave as a wave packet: a...
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In this paper, we pick some less well-known contributions of great minds to the history of ideas from the proceedings of the Solvay Conferences. We hope to show there was nothing inevitable about the new physics winning out. In fact, we suggest modern-day physicists may usefully go back to some of the old ideas - most notably the idea that elementa...
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In this paper, we try to show where and why quantum mechanics went wrong-and why and when the job of both the academic physicist as well as the would-be student of quantum mechanics turned into calculating rather than explaining what might or might not be happening. Modern quantum physicists effectively resemble econometrists modeling input-output...
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This paper recaps the main results of our photon, proton and electron models and also revisits our earlier hypothesis of the neutrino being the carrier of the strong force carrier. As such, we think this paper contains all necessary ingredients of an alternative interpretation of quantum mechanics. We refer to this interpretation as a realist or cl...

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When writing his famous Lectures on Physics, Richard Feynman’s ambition was “to maintain the interest of the very enthusiastic and rather smart students coming out of the high schools and into Caltech. They have heard a lot about how interesting and exciting physics is—the theory of relativity, quantum mechanics, and other modern ideas. By the end of two years of our previous course, many would be very discouraged because there were really very few grand, new, modern ideas presented to them. They were made to study inclined planes, electrostatics, and so forth, and after two years it was quite stultifying. The problem was whether or not we could make a course which would save the more advanced and excited student by maintaining his enthusiasm.” We welcome contributions that help to do a better job at this by reducing, rather than increasing, the so-called mysteries of quantum physics. The approach has to be practical. We start from a firm theoretical basis, to then delve into practical data gathering and analysis techniques used in real-life applications (e.g. optical mineralogy).
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Exploratory research aimed at understanding the basics of cosmological theories.