Quantum Physics

   

On Representing a Particle by a Standing Luminal Wave-II-Incorporating Spin

Authors: V.A.Induchoodan Menon

The author extends his approach which treats the elementary particle as a standing luminal half wave to the 3-dimensional situation incorporating spin. It is shown that the function representing the circularly polarized standing electromagnetic half wave is a solution to the Dirac equation and the two positive energy solutions turn out to be formed by the forward and the reverse luminal half waves belonging to two different spin states of the standing wave. In the process, the author presents the physical picture behind the spinor representation of the particle. The standing wave structure formed by the circularly polarized luminal wave offers a simple explanation for the "zitterbewegung" undergone by the electron. Besides, this structure of the half spin particle offers a simple but elegant explanation for the Pauli's exclusion principle.

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[v1] 5 Nov 2009

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