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A unified approach to classical and quantum physics

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Abstract

A non-mathematical account of a theory in which particles are pictured not as points but as spatially extended periodic disturbances in a classical background field - objects which vary in form and size according to the interactions they encounter and which, in particular, abruptly collapse to much smaller disturbances when they are detected. This quasi-classical theory treats the classical and quantum domains on the same fundamental footing. It is shown that, when the particle sizes are small compared with their separations, they must satisfy classical laws such as Newton`s equations of motion and Maxwell`s electrodynamics, but when a particle is close to, or overlaps, the source of interaction its time evolution is given by quantum formulae such as the Schroedinger equation.
Authors:
Publication Date:
May 14, 1991
Product Type:
Technical Report
Report Number:
UM-P-91/39
Reference Number:
SCA: 661100; PA: AIX-24:003175; SN: 93000913693
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 14 May 1991
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; CHARGED PARTICLES; CLASSICAL MECHANICS; INTERACTIONS; QUANTUM MECHANICS; LORENTZ FORCE; MASS; QUANTIZATION; SCHROEDINGER EQUATION; 661100; CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS
OSTI ID:
10109002
Research Organizations:
Melbourne Univ., Parkville, VIC (Australia). School of Physics
Country of Origin:
Australia
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Other: ON: DE93609843; TRN: AU9212910003175
Availability:
OSTI; NTIS (US Sales Only); INIS
Submitting Site:
INIS
Size:
[24] p.
Announcement Date:
Jun 30, 2005

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Citation Formats

Wignall, J W.G. A unified approach to classical and quantum physics. Australia: N. p., 1991. Web.
Wignall, J W.G. A unified approach to classical and quantum physics. Australia.
Wignall, J W.G. 1991. "A unified approach to classical and quantum physics." Australia.
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abstractNote = {A non-mathematical account of a theory in which particles are pictured not as points but as spatially extended periodic disturbances in a classical background field - objects which vary in form and size according to the interactions they encounter and which, in particular, abruptly collapse to much smaller disturbances when they are detected. This quasi-classical theory treats the classical and quantum domains on the same fundamental footing. It is shown that, when the particle sizes are small compared with their separations, they must satisfy classical laws such as Newton`s equations of motion and Maxwell`s electrodynamics, but when a particle is close to, or overlaps, the source of interaction its time evolution is given by quantum formulae such as the Schroedinger equation.}
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month = {May}
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