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Volume 1, Issue 1, 2008, ISSN 1948-5808
 
 

Questioning the Quantum Mysticism Attributed to Stern-Gerlach Quantized Space  N. Glenn Gratke

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In the 1920s, the split-beam result of the Stern-Gerlach experiment, Heisenberg’s uncertainty principle, and Max Born’s overlapping probability waves, led Niels Bohr to develop the Copenhagen interpretation wherein spin directions and space itself are quantized. Supposedly, particle spin dwells in a space of infinite parallel dimensions until observation causes the parallel existences to instantaneously collapse into a single observed state. However, a previously ignored three-dimensional classical mode of fast precession drives an initially quantized spin particle into quantized precession to produce the split-beam result of the Stern-Gerlach experiment. This obviates the need for any exotic explanation for “quantized spin space”.