Quantum Physics And Bipolar Mania


But first, exhaustive(-ing?) conceptual material:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/String_theory has, for all intents and purposes, been superseded by https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M-theory. To quote Stephen Hawking: "M-theory is the only candidate for a complete theory of the universe" and he seems to know a thing or two. Now a lot of concepts that arose from string theory still apply, so in many ways they are similar. We can be thankful for that, since it allows us to pretend we aren't any more ignorant than before.

Probably Stephen Hawking.

It is assumed that the smallest distance that exists in our universe is the https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Planck_length (10^-35 meters). At this scale, one would find one-dimensional strings that are one Plank Length in width. This unit of measurement is credited to German physicist https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Max_Planck, who originally wanted to call this minimum length Max Length until somebody told him that was a 'schei├čidee' (German for poor idea). Feel free to quote me in any term paper you're working on.

M-Theory, like string theory, conjectures the existence of more dimensions than are observable in our universe (and in all of them, liability lawyers are still horrible, horrible people). It is postulated that these extra dimensions, at the Plank Length-scale, have been tied into a 'knot'. This idea is called https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Compactification_(physics)with the knots being https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Calabi%E2%80%93Yau_manifold, but don't object if I continue calling them knots.

Calibi-Yau Manifold: both the name and the album cover for my next band.

Photons (mis-)behave like a wave until some sort of interaction, such as with a photon detector, cause their https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wave_function_collapse into a particle. Unless that occurs, photons and other quantum particles exist in all possible states, called a https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quantum_superposition.

For an elementary analogy that even the simplest of fools can understand, this is like a cat in a box containing a poison-filled glass vial and a Geiger counter that triggers a hammer to break the vial when a radioactive particle that is also in the box randomly decays so that the cat is both alive & dead until you open the box and wish you hadn't (also, I think it's important to ask if the box both emits a terrible smell and doesn't).

I don't get it either.

As a side-note, it's a great idea to explain to kids that, if they didn't see Hermie the Goldfish get flushed, it's still alive: SCIENCE!

To explain this, string theory advanced the idea that there are parallel dimensions where, when a wave-function collapse occurred, it collapsed into only one of its possible states. Say you rolled a quantum dice: there would be one existence where the result is 1, another where the result is 2, and yet another where it rolled off the table and under your couch.

Unlike this reality, in the quantum world I'm both a winner AND a loser.

M-Theory takes this a step further and theorizes the existence of https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brane, with point particles existing on a 0-dimensional brane and strings existing on a 1-dimensional brane. Our universe might exist on (and be physically restricted to) a 4-D brane, which itself resides in a 5-D universe that is restricted to a 5-D brane and this continues until your head explodes thinking about it. At the highest level, x-dimensional branes exist in what particle physics calls the bulk (a.k.a. hyperspace, because scientists are huge nerds).

My tubular idea is as follows:

From our perspective, as we reside on a 4-D brane, we can't interact with sub-quantum knots & they therefore appear dimensionless. But they are what ties our reality to the 5-D brane our universe (and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Multiverse#Level_III:_Many-wor) reside upon. These quantum waves are able to manifest all possible states because they interact along this 5-D brane. What allows them to do so is that they are able to transverse through these knots of compacted dimensions.

I postulate that wave-function collapse occurs when quantum waves are forced out of these 0-dimensional knots. This act causes knots to "unravel" along our 4-D brane into strings, allowing quantum waves to manifest themselves as particles. These particles have mass because the unraveled knots warp https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spacetime(AND BLOW YOUR MIND).

Leading physicists are still unsure how this knot is formed.

As the knots unravel, they cause strings to "vibrate" (see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/String_(physics)#Closed_and_open_stringshttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/String_(physics)#Closed_and_open_strings). Each type of quantum wave collapses in a different manner corresponding to a vibrational mode; each mode
manifests itself as a different type of quantum particle. As long as strings vibrate, the quantum particles they give rise to remain in a particle state.

The frequency of string vibration corresponds to the energy state of the wave that collapsed into a particle state. Like a string on a musical instrument, vibrations at a high frequency cannot sustain themselves as long as those at lower frequencies. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Entropy#Entropy_in_quantum_mec is the result of strings ceasing to vibrate, and occurs faster for high-energy quantum particles.

In the above illustration, this jobless hipster demonstrates the dual concepts of quantum string vibration and douchebaggery.

The strings are akin to a rubber band under tension; as they cease to vibrate, they cause the unraveled knot to "snap" back in on itself, collapsing back into a 0-dimensional object. This allows a quantum particle to return to a wave state. This could explain why high-density atoms are inherently unstable and why, when they decay, they release high-energy quantum waves (such as https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gamma_ray).

For deeper understanding, refer to the following conceptual image:

You're welcome.

I'm most likely 100% correct about all of this. I think this provides insights into the existence of mass, wave-particle duality, particle decay, and why people don't return my phone calls. There are also some interesting implications if every n-dimensional brane underwent a Big Bang-type event, such as that quantum waves are possibly themselves a manifestation of a sort of higher-dimension string vibrating.

If you're interested in learning more, I can mail you my weekly newsletter that explains my other physics ideas, why the U.N. wants to take away our guns, and how https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chemtrail_conspiracy_theoryare secretly causing people to vote Democrat.



By: Zachary Layne (475.90)

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Location: New York, United States