Modified Maxwell Equations in Quantum Electrodynamics

Modified Maxwell Equations in Quantum Electrodynamics

by Henning F. Harmuth, Terrence W. Barrett, Beate Meffert, Terrence W. Barrett
     
 

ISBN-10: 9810247702

ISBN-13: 9789810247706

Pub. Date: 12/01/2001

Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Company, Incorporated

Divergencies in quantum field theory referred to as “infinite zero-point energy” have been a problem for 70 years. Renormalization has always been considered an unsatisfactory remedy.In 1985 it was found that Maxwell's equations generally do not have solutions that satisfy the causality law. An additional term for magnetic dipole currents corrected this

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Divergencies in quantum field theory referred to as “infinite zero-point energy” have been a problem for 70 years. Renormalization has always been considered an unsatisfactory remedy.In 1985 it was found that Maxwell's equations generally do not have solutions that satisfy the causality law. An additional term for magnetic dipole currents corrected this shortcoming. Rotating magnetic dipoles produce magnetic dipole currents, just as rotating electric dipoles in a material like barium titanate produce electric dipole currents. Electric dipole currents were always part of Maxwell's equations.This book shows that the correction of Maxwell's equations eliminates the infinite zero-point energy in quantum electrodynamics. In addition, it presents many more new results.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789810247706
Publisher:
World Scientific Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date:
12/01/2001
Series:
Series in Contemporary Chemical Physics
Pages:
312

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