The Stable Wave Packet in the Foundations of Quantum Mechanics

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Abstract

The stable wave packet has been missing in quantum mechanics for a long time. A consistent argument finds, in antimatter, regular group and phase velocities, along with negative energy and negative mass. For this, a new wave function is derived for free antiparticles, consistent with the Feynman-Stueckelberg switching principle. The wave packet, expressing internal periodicity together with external confinement, is ubiquitous in physics. The stable wave packet has many consequences, a few of which are mentioned. They extend to the debate about what is measurable in physics and to localization of quantized properties in entangled particles.

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Bourdillon, A. (2015) The Stable Wave Packet in the Foundations of Quantum Mechanics. Journal of Modern Physics, 6, 463-471. doi: 10.4236/jmp.2015.64050.

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