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The Present Status of the Quantum Theory of Light : Proceedings of a Symposium in Honour of Jean-Pierre Vigier - Stanley Jeffers

The Present Status of the Quantum Theory of Light

Proceedings of a Symposium in Honour of Jean-Pierre Vigier

By: Stanley Jeffers (Editor), J. P. Vigier (Editor), G. Hunter (Editor), Sisir Roy (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 31st December 1996
ISBN: 9780792343370
Number Of Pages: 554

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THE PRESENT STATUS OF THE QUANTUM THEORY OF LIGHT In August of 1995, a group of over 70 physicists met at York University for a three-day symposium in honour of Professor Jean-Pierre Vigier. The attendance included theoretical and experimental physicists, mathematicians, astronomers and colleagues concerned with issues in the philosophy of science. The symposium was entitled "The Present Status of the Quantum Theory of Light" in accordance with Professor Vigier's wishes but in fact encompassed many of the areas to which Professor Vigier has contributed over his long and distinguished career. These include stochastic interpretations of quantum mechanics, particle physics, and electromagnetic theory. The papers presented at the symposium have been arranged in this proceedings in the following approximate order: ideas about the nature of light and photons, electrodynamiCS, the formulation and interpretation of quantum mechanics, and aspects of relativity theory. Some of the papers presented deal with alternate interpretations of quantum phenomena in the tradition of Vigier, Bohm et al. These interpretations reject the account given in purely probabilistic terms and which deems individual quantum events to be acausal and not amenable to any analysis in space-time terms. As is well known, Einstein and others also rejected the purely statistical account of quantum mechanics. As stressed by Professor Vigier at the symposium, the current experimental situation now allows for the first time for individual quantum events to be studied, e. g.

Preface
Introduction to the Conference
A Quantum of Light Shed on a Classical Problemp. 1
A Classical Photon Modelp. 9
Stationary Vacuum-Polarization "P Fields": The Missing Element in Electromagnetism and Quantum Mechanicsp. 17
Electrons and Photons as Soliton-Wavesp. 37
Topological Solitons in Non-Linear Electrodynamicsp. 45
A Particle or Photon in a Fieldp. 57
The Myth of the Photonp. 67
Could the Photon Be Superfluous?p. 79
Fluctuation-Dissipation Quantum Electrodynamics?p. 97
Statistical Theory of Photon in the Nonlinear Media and in Vacuump. 103
Einstein-de Broglie-Proca Theory of Light and Simultaneous Existence of Transverse and Longitudinal Photonsp. 107
Origin, Observation and Consequences of the B[superscript (3)] Fieldp. 117
Opto-Magnetic Effects in Non Absorbing Media: Problems of Measurement and Interpretationp. 127
Generalized Equations of Electrodynamics of Continuous Mediap. 141
Maxwellian Analysis of Reflection and Refractionp. 151
Solutions of Maxwell Equations for a Hollow Curved Wave Conductorp. 159
Maxwell's Equations Directly from the Dynamics of Point Particlesp. 165
Obtaining the Schrodinger and Dirac Equations from the Einstein/KAC Model of Brownian Motion by Projectionp. 169
Derivation of the Schrodinger Equationp. 181
An Appraisal of Stochastic Interpretations of Quantum Mechanicsp. 193
Compatible Statistical Interpretation of Quantum Beatsp. 205
Stochastic Non-Markov Model of Quantum Mechanical Behaviourp. 217
Essentially Pure Particle Formulation of Quantum Mechanicsp. 223
A Fundamental Force as the Deterministic Explanation of Quantum Mechanicsp. 235
A Geometric Approach to the Quantum Mechanics of de Broglie and Vigierp. 247
Stable Orbits as Limit Cyclesp. 259
The Correspondence Principle: Periodic Orbits from Quantum Mechanicsp. 269
Neutron Interferometric Experiments on Quantum Mechanicsp. 281
Enigmatic Neutronsp. 293
Experiments to Test the Reality of de Broglie Wavesp. 305
Preselected Quantum Optical Correlationsp. 311
Apparent Contradiction in EPR Correlationsp. 323
The Wave-Particle Dualityp. 333
Quantum Mechanical Tunneling in a Causal Interpretationp. 349
Quantum Uncertainty, Wave-Particle Duality and Fundamental Symmetriesp. 361
On the Contradiction between Quantum Mechanics and Relativity: a Superluminal Quantum Morse Telegraphp. 373
Incompatibility between Einstein's Relativity and Lorentz's Equationsp. 383
On Self-Interaction and (Non-)Perturbative Quantum GRTp. 395
Classical Physics Foundations for Quantum Physicsp. 405
Inertial Transformations: a Reviewp. 413
The Lorentz Invariance Revisitedp. 437
A New Type of Massive Spin-One Boson: and its Relation with Maxwell Equationsp. 443
Implications of Extended Models of the Electron for Particle Theory and Cosmologyp. 459
The Takabayasi Moving Frame, from the A Potential to the Z Bosonp. 471
The Nature of the Cosmological Redshiftp. 483
A Quantum Digital Theory of Lightp. 495
Toward a Comprehensible Physical Theory: Gravity and Quantum Mechanicsp. 503
Hidden Background Field and Quantum Non-Localityp. 527
Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen Correlations within Bell Regionp. 535
Electromagnetic Gauge as Integration Condition and Selection of the Source Adhering Gaugep. 541
Author Indexp. 547
Subject Indexp. 549
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ISBN: 9780792343370
ISBN-10: 0792343379
Series: FUNDAMENTAL THEORIES OF PHYSICS
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 554
Published: 31st December 1996
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 17.78  x 3.81
Weight (kg): 1.16