The chemistry of matter waves
 Author/Creator
 Boeyens, J. C. A. (Jan C. A.) author.
 Language
 English.
 Publication
 Dordrecht : Springer, 2013.
 Physical description
 1 online resource (xiv, 243 pages) : illustrations
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Available online
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Contents/Summary
 Bibliography
 Includes bibliographical references and index.
 Contents

 Of Electrons and Molecules
 The Classical Background
 Great Discoveries
 Theoretical Response
 State of the Art
 The Forgotten Dimension
 Nonlinear Chemistry
 MatterWave Mechanics
 Chemical Wave Structures
 A Fresh Start.
 Summary
 The quantum and relativity theories of physics are considered to underpin all of science in an absolute sense. This monograph argues against this proposition primarily on the basis of the two theories' incompatibility and of some untenable philosophical implications of the quantum model. Elementary matter is assumed in both theories to occur as zerodimensional point particles. In relativity theory this requires the spacelike region of the underlying Minkowski spacetime to be rejected as unphysical, despite its precise mathematical characterization. In quantum theory it leads to an incomprehensible interpretation of the wave nature of matter in terms of a probability function and the equally obscure concept of waveparticle duality. The most worrisome aspect about quantum mechanics as a theory of chemistry is its total inability, despite unsubstantiated claims to the contrary, to account for the fundamental concepts of electron spin, molecular structure, and the periodic table of the elements. A remedy of all these defects by reformulation of both theories as nonlinear wave models in fourdimensional spacetime is described.
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Bibliographic information
 Publication date
 2013
 Responsibility
 Jan C.A. Boeyens.
 ISBN
 9789400775787
 9400775784