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Collective electrodynamics I

Mead, Carver A. (1997) Collective electrodynamics I. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 94 (12). pp. 6013-6018. ISSN 0027-8424. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:MEApnas97

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Abstract

Standard results of electromagnetic theory are derived from the direct interaction of macroscopic quantum systems; the only assumptions used are the Einstein-deBroglie relations, the discrete nature of charge, the Green's function for the vector potential, and the continuity of the wave function. No reference is needed to Maxwell's equations or to traditional quantum formalism. Correspondence limits based on classical mechanics are shown to be inappropriate.


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Additional Information:Copyright © 1997 by the National Academy of Sciences. Contributed by Carver A. Mead, April 2, 1997. I am indebted to Richard F. Lyon, Sanjoy Mahajan, William B. Bridges, Rahul Sarpeshkar, Richard Neville, and Lyn Dupre for helpful discussion and critique of the material, and to Calvin Jackson for his help in preparing the manuscript. The work was supported by the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation, and by Gordon and Betty Moore. The publication costs of this article were defrayed in part by page charge payment. This article must therefore be hereby marked "advertisement" in accordance with 18 U.S.C. §1734 solely to indicate this fact.
Subject Keywords:superconductor, quantum coherence, vector potential, magnetic interaction
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