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Proposed Experimental Test for the Paradoxical Forces Associated with the AharonovBohm Phase Shift
 Timothy H. Boyer
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The classical electromagnetic lag associated with the AharonovBohm phase shift can be obtained by using a DarwinLagrangian analysis similar to that given by Coleman and Van Vleck to identify the puzzling forces of the ShockleyJames paradox. The classical forces cause changes in particle velocities and so produce a relative lag leading to the same phase shift as predicted by Aharonov and Bohm and observed in experiments. An experiment is proposed to test for this lag aspect implied by the classical analysis but not present in the currentlyaccepted quantum topological description of the phase shift.
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 Title
 Proposed Experimental Test for the Paradoxical Forces Associated with the AharonovBohm Phase Shift
 Journal

Foundations of Physics Letters
Volume 19, Issue 5 , pp 491498
 Cover Date
 20061001
 DOI
 10.1007/s1070200609077
 Print ISSN
 08949875
 Online ISSN
 15729524
 Publisher
 Kluwer Academic PublishersPlenum Publishers
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 Keywords

 AharonovBohm effect
 particle interference effects
 electromagnetic vector potential
 Authors

 Timothy H. Boyer ^{(1)}
 Author Affiliations

 1. Department of Physics, City College of the City, University of New York, New York, New York, 10031