The analogy between matter and electromagnetic waves
Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, University of Khartoum - P.O. Box 321, Khartoum 11115, Sudan
Accepted: 20 April 2011
In the context of the universal quantum wave equation recently obtained by us (Arbab A. I., EPL, 92 (2010) 40001), a vector particle is introduced in contrast to a vector field particle. A massless vector particle has zero inertial and magnetic fields, whereas a massive particle has a vanishing inertial magnetic field, but a nonzero inertial electric field. A longitudinal inertial wave is found to be produced by a moving particle. The Proca and van Vlaenderen-Waser equations generalizing Maxwell equations are found to be linked to the universal quantum wave equation. It is found that the existence of massive photon is a consequence of breaking the Lorenz gauge.
PACS: 03.65.-w – Quantum mechanics / 31.30.J- – Relativistic and quantum electrodynamic (QED) effects in atoms, molecules, and ions / 42.25.Bs – Wave propagation, transmission and absorption
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