Can the Solar System BE Quantized?
Abstract
It is suggested that the general form of the constant of quantization (K) in Schroedinger's equation, is not h/2 pi, but 2s times alpha to the negative k exponent, with s being the spin of the orbiting object, alpha the fine structure constant (1/137.0361), and k a small positive integer, or zero. For atoms, k equals 0; for planets and satellites, k equals 2, 3, or 4; for the solar system as a whole, revolving around the center of the Galaxy, k equals 6. The probability that 16 objects of the solar system would follow this quantum rule by chance alone is 1 in 10 quadrillion, suggestive that quantum mechanics, as we know it today, can be seen as a special case of a more general quantum mechanics of the future; it also supports the view expressed by Dirac, that h is probably not a fundamental constant.
 Publication:

Stability of the Solar System and of Small Stellar Systems
 Pub Date:
 1974
 Bibcode:
 1974IAUS...62...25B
 Keywords:

 Astronomical Models;
 Quantum Theory;
 Schroedinger Equation;
 Solar System;
 Angular Momentum;
 Earth Rotation;
 Electron Spin;
 Natural Satellites;
 Orbital Elements;
 Plancks Constant;
 Planets;
 Quantum Numbers;
 Spin;
 Lunar and Planetary Exploration