Critical notes on Milo Wolff’s spherical standing
wave theory of matter.

Milo Wolff’s
spherical standing wave theory of matter.
His web page:

The following website promotes the spherical standing wave
theory.

** ****http://www.spaceandmotion.com/Physics-Quantum-Theory-Mechanics.htm**

the spaceandmotion site states:

Comment:

This seems to be supported by a
reference from Schrodinger in** ****http://www.spaceandmotion.com/Physics-Quantum-Theory-Mechanics.htm**

“de Broglie introduced the concept of standing waves to explain the discrete energy states of atoms and
molecules.”

Comments:

Considering the following web
sites:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schr%C3%B6dinger_equation

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Standing_wave

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wave_equation

http://www.dartmouth.edu/~genchem/0102/spring/6winn/BohrWaves.html

We can conclude that standing waves
can either be scalar, (the simplest case), or transverse.

de Broglie’s and Schrodinger’s time
independent equations describe standing wave solutions of the
time-dependent equations, which represent states with definite energy. These standing waves are transverse, not spherical, as shown in the

“... [Milo Wolff] … was aware of
Feynman's conception of charged particles which 'somehow' generated Spherical
Electromagnetic In and Out Waves (Feynman called them advanced and retarded
waves),

Comment:

The discussion refers to the
Feynman-Wheeler Absorber model.
Although the wave equation for scalar potential is symmetric with
respect to both time and space, the use of “advanced” and “retarded” for space
as well as time may be correct, but both time and position must be involved.
Further, the FW Absorber model itself “runs into trouble when one tries to
combine electromagnetism with quantum mechanics.” It may not be correct. http://farside.ph.utexas.edu/teaching/em/lectures/node51.html

but Wolff realized that there are no solutions for spherical
vector electromagnetic waves (which are mathematical waves which require both a
quantity of force and a direction of force, i.e. vector). Wolff had the
foresight to try using real waves, which are Scalar (defined by their
Wave-Amplitude only). And this then led to a series of remarkable discoveries.”

“He realized that spherical In and Out-Waves removed the need for a separate particle,
as the Wave-Center of the Spherical Waves created the particle effect. He then
discovered that when one spherical standing wave was moving relative to another
the Doppler shifts gave rise to BOTH the de Broglie Wavelength AND the Mass increase of Albert Einstein's Relativity.
(i.e. Wolff demonstrated that when two charged particles (Wave-Centers of two SSWs) are moving relative to one another they gives rise to
beats of interference (caused by the Doppler shifting of the In and Out Waves
due to relative Motion) which were identified in experiments as the de Broglie wavelength y=h/mv, and
also gave rise to the frequency increases and thus energy/mass increases (as E=hf =mc^{2}) of Special Relativity.”

**http://www.spaceandmotion.com/Physics-Quantum-Theory-Mechanics.htm**

Comments:

Physics forum comments on the work
of Milo Wolff do not take his work very seriously:

http://www.physicsforums.com/showthread.php?t=229096

http://www.physicsforums.com/showthread.php?s=999eae364c10fd43575d46711c995399&t=71666

the physics forum thread above notes that “The Physics of Bruce
Harvey” also seems to suggest that particles are really a wave phenomena.
However,

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