Quantizing relativistic action-at-a-distance mechanics

dc.contributor.advisorCollins, R. E.
dc.contributor.committeeMemberBatten, George W., Jr.
dc.contributor.committeeMemberKiehn, Robert Mitchell
dc.contributor.committeeMemberMayes, Bill W., II
dc.contributor.committeeMemberZabel, Carroll W.
dc.creatorKracklauer, Aloysius F.
dc.date.accessioned2022-05-06T15:56:07Z
dc.date.available2022-05-06T15:56:07Z
dc.date.issued1973
dc.description.abstractA wave equation for charged particles whose non-quantal dynamics is regulated by a relativistic action-at-a-distance formulation of dynamics is presented. Resolutions are given for what has heretofore been the two principle obstacles to construction of such an equation. One, a quantization procedure is developed on the epistemological foundation afforded by regarding the wave aspect of deBroglie's second solution as a manifestation of a classical electromagnetic background with a Lorentz invariant energy spectral density. Such a procedure does not give time a special status and is therefore applicable directly to any formulation of dynamics. Two, a single parameter Lagrangian is proposed which leads to equations of motion free of certain difficulties endemic to the Fokker formulation of relativistic action-at-a-distance dynamics. Finally, comments are made regarding the possible physical and philosophical impact of these resolutions and the resulting wave equation.
dc.description.departmentPhysics, Department of
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dc.identifier.other13710590
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10657/9084
dc.language.isoen
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dc.titleQuantizing relativistic action-at-a-distance mechanics
dc.type.dcmiText
dc.type.genreThesis
thesis.degree.collegeCollege of Arts and Sciences
thesis.degree.departmentPhysics, Department of
thesis.degree.disciplinePhysics
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Houston
thesis.degree.levelDoctoral
thesis.degree.nameDoctor of Philosophy

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