Accession Number : AD0694545

Title :   HEURISTICS OF ELECTRODYNAMIC QUANTUM THEORY.

Descriptive Note : Technical progress rept. No. 2, 1 Jul-31 Oct 69,

Corporate Author : ARIZONA STATE UNIV TEMPE DEPT OF PHYSICS

Personal Author(s) : Hestenes,David

Report Date : AUG 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 47

Abstract : A new, physical interpretation of de Broglie waves is suggested. It is assumed that every elementary charged particle is the source, not only of a coulomb field, but also of a monochromatic radiation field with frequency determined by the de Broglie relation. On the basis of this single assumption, and with appeal only to general properties of electromagnetic fields, qualitative explanations are given for all the main features of quantum theory. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*FIELD THEORY, *ELEMENTARY PARTICLES), ELECTROMAGNETIC FIELDS, QUANTUM THEORY, WAVE FUNCTIONS, ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION, BROWNIAN MOTION, ELECTRONS

Subject Categories : Quantum Theory and Relativity

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE