Abstract: "Twenty-first century science faces a dilemma: two of its
well-verified foundation stones, relativity and quantum theory, have
proven inconsistent. Resolution of the conflict has resisted
improvements in experimental precision leaving some to believe that some
fundamental understanding in our world view may need modification or
even radical reform."
The view taken here is that the problem dates back to the nineteenth
century, when Thomas Young conducted an experiment that was seen as
definitively contradicting the particle model of light, and Henri
Bequerel discovered the photovoltaic effect, which was seen as
definitively contradicting the wave model of light. The need for a
model consistent with both results led eventually to Einstein's theory
of Special Relativity and thence to the present dilemma. Recognition
that there is a particulate explanation for the result of Young's
experiment solves the dilemma instantly: relativity theory is
"The Particle Theory of Matter" consists of four postulates naming and
describing the three fundamental entities Space, Force and Matter, and
the derived phenomenon Energy.
"The Particle Model of Light" defines frequency and wavelength as they
apply to light and provides explanations of light's behaviours,
including the result of Young's experiment.
"Suggestions for Research includes experiments that will unequivocably
contradict either particle theory or relativity theory.
Keywords: particle theory; particle model; Young's experiment
1 Gareth Boardman, "Addressing the conflict between Relativity and
Quantum Theory: Models, measurement and the Markhov property", The
Journal of Natural and Social Philosophy, vol 9, no 2, 2013.
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