10. Francis X. Vacanti, A Physical Basis for Schrödinger's Equation

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Volume 20: Pages 276-280, 2007

A Physical Basis for Schrödinger's Equation

Francis X. Vacanti 1

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The electron may be considered to be a wavepacket comprising photons traveling in opposite directions, continually reversing direction, and confined to a region of space. This differs from the conventional view that the wavepacket comprises waves that extend infinitely into space but are in phase only in the region of the packet.

Keywords: wave, particle, energy, momentum, velocity, phase, direction, relativity, Doppler, Schrödinger

Received: June 25, 2006; Published Online: March 26, 2009