Tuesday, January 30, 2007

As far as I have been able to discern, there is no law that states that momentum must be quantized. It is defined to be a continuously varying function dependant on the velocity of the particle according to the relativistic equations derived from the Lorentz Transformations. However, this article: http://www.nemitz.net/vernon/MOMEQUAT.htm on the web puts forth on first glance a convincing argument for the quantization of momentum. I haven't analyzed the mathematics in detail but can anybody spot some flaws?

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous10:27 PM

    That was an interesting piece of work boss. But the thing is that it will remain a hypothesis until it is confirmed by experiment. The existence of momentons or gravitons has yet not been proved.
    Quantum Mechanics is also such a hypothesis only, but it is accepted as a theory because its predictions agree with experimental findings.