Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://hdl.handle.net/10356/139827
Title: The transition from quantum field theory to one-particle quantum mechanics and a proposed interpretation of Aharonov–Bohm effect
Authors: Li, Benliang
Hewak, Daniel W.
Wang, Qi Jie
Keywords: Engineering::Electrical and electronic engineering
Issue Date: 2018
Source: Li, B., Hewak, D. W., & Wang, Q. J. (2018). The transition from quantum field theory to one-particle quantum mechanics and a proposed interpretation of Aharonov–Bohm effect. Foundations of Physics, 48(7), 837–852. doi:10.1007/s10701-018-0191-y
Journal: Foundations of Physics
Abstract: In this article, we demonstrate a sense in which the one-particle quantum mechanics (OPQM) and the classical electromagnetic four-potential arise from the quantum field theory (QFT). In addition, the classical Maxwell equations are derived from the QFT scattering process, while both classical electromagnetic fields and potentials serve as mathematical tools to approximate the interactions among elementary particles described by QFT physics. Furthermore, a plausible interpretation of the Aharonov–Bohm (AB) effect is raised within the QFT framework. We provide a quantum treatment of the source of electromagnetic potentials and argue that the underlying mechanism in the AB effect can be understood via interactions among electrons described by QFT theory where the interactions are mediated by virtual photons.
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/10356/139827
ISSN: 0015-9018
DOI: 10.1007/s10701-018-0191-y
Rights: © 2018 Springer Science+Business Media. This is a post-peer-review, pre-copyedit version of an article published in Foundations of Physics. The final authenticated version is available online at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10701-018-0191-y
Fulltext Permission: open
Fulltext Availability: With Fulltext
Appears in Collections:EEE Journal Articles

Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat 
The transition from quantum field theory to one-particle quantum.pdf357.19 kBAdobe PDFView/Open

SCOPUSTM   
Citations 20

2
Updated on Mar 10, 2021

PublonsTM
Citations 20

2
Updated on Mar 9, 2021

Page view(s)

140
Updated on May 26, 2022

Download(s) 50

44
Updated on May 26, 2022

Google ScholarTM

Check

Altmetric


Plumx

Items in DR-NTU are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.