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Title: Semi-classical Electrodynamics: A Short Note

I have previously claimed the key to understanding the numerical value of the fine structure constant is near-field corrections which terminate integrals at low virtual photon energies, thus obverting an infrared divergence common to many QED calculations. I have since switched to a physics-based calculation of the near-field corrections, instead of the previously used educated guess. The relevant equations are presented here.
Authors:
 [1]
  1. Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1329820
Report Number(s):
LA-UR--16-27659
TRN: US1700410
DOE Contract Number:
AC52-06NA25396
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Research Org:
Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
74 ATOMIC AND MOLECULAR PHYSICS; 72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; QUANTUM ELECTRODYNAMICS; CORRECTIONS; FINE STRUCTURE; INFRARED DIVERGENCES; EQUATIONS; INTEGRALS Atomic and Nuclear Physics; fine structure constant