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"Reverse Engineering" the de Broglie Wave

Shanahan, Daniel "Reverse Engineering" the de Broglie Wave. UNSPECIFIED.

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By subjecting the de Broglie wave to an inverse Lorentz transformation, an attempt is made to return this mysterious wave to a form that would be physically viable in the rest frame of the particle. It is found that the de Broglie wave cannot be the wave contemplated by de Broglie, but might instead be explained as the modulation (or dephasing) of an underlying wave structure moving at the velocity of the particle. After showing that there is significant support for this explanation in de Broglie's own thesis of 1924, consideration is given to the implications of such a reinterpretation of the wave for relativity, quantum mechanics and particle structure.


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Shanahan, Danieldanjune@bigpond.net.au0000-0003-1896-4740
Keywords: matter wave ⋅ wave-particle duality ⋅ simultaneity ⋅ wave packet ⋅ Lorentz covariance
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Fields and Particles
General Issues > History of Philosophy of Science
Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
Specific Sciences > Physics > Relativity Theory
Depositing User: Mr Daniel Shanahan
Date Deposited: 01 Apr 2022 04:10
Last Modified: 01 Apr 2022 04:10
Item ID: 20412
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Fields and Particles
General Issues > History of Philosophy of Science
Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
Specific Sciences > Physics > Relativity Theory
URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/20412

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