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- DescriptionLight and Vacuum presents a synthesis of selected fundamental topics of electromagnetic wave theory and quantum electrodynamics (QED) and analyzes the main theoretical difficulties encountered to ensure a coherent mathematical description of the simultaneous wave-particle nature of light, put in evidence by the experiments. The tion and the role of the quantum vacuum, strongly related to light, are extensively investigated.Classical electrodynamics issued from Maxwell's equations revealed the necessity of introducing the tion of volume for an electromagnetic wave to stand entailing precise values of cut-off wavelengths to account for the shape and dimensions of the surrounding space. Conversely, in QED, light is considered to be composed of point particles disregarding the conceptual question on how the frequency of oscillating electric and magnetic fields may be attributed to a point particle.To conciliate these concepts, the book provides a comprehensive overview of the author's work, including invative contributions on the quantization of the vector potential amplitude at a single photon state, the n-local simultaneous wave-particle mathematical representation of the photon and finally the quantum vacuum. The purpose of the advanced elaborations is to raise questions, give hints and answers, and finally aspire for further theoretical and experimental studies in order to improve our kwledge and understanding on the real essence of Light and Vacuum.
- Author(s)Constantin Meis
- PublisherWorld Scientific Publishing
- Date of Publication30/12/2014
- SubjectScience & Mathematics: Textbooks & Study Guides
- Country of PublicationSingapore
- ImprintWorld Scientific Publishing
- Weight399 g
- Width152 mm
- Height231 mm
- Spine15 mm
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