Accession Number : AD0607262

Title :   SOME SPECULATIONS ON ELECTROMAGNETIC THEORY,

Corporate Author : NEW YORK UNIV N Y SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING AND SCIENCE

Personal Author(s) : CHIU,H. H.

Report Date : 13 JUL 1964

Pagination or Media Count : 12

Abstract : An attempt is made to derive Maxwell's equation of an Electromagnetic field, in vacuo, from the relativistic Liouville's equation for the photon gas. The density distribution of the photon gas is conceived as the scalar product of two complex vector functions. By limiting the observation to be isotropic, in a sense described by K. Kondo, it was found that half of the sum of two complex wave functions is identified as the electric field intensity, while half of the difference of the two functions, divided by square root of (-1) is the magnetic field intensity. Two vector wave functions satisfy Maxwell's equation of Electromagnetic wave in vacuo. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ELECTROMAGNETISM, FIELD THEORY), (*FIELD THEORY, ELECTROMAGNETISM), (*PHOTONS, ELECTROMAGNETISM), PARTIAL DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS, GASES, ELECTROMAGNETIC FIELDS, FUNCTIONS(MATHEMATICS), THEORY

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE