Spin in Neoclassical Radiation Theory

  • Michael D. Crisp
Conference paper


Jaynes and coworkers1 have developed a Neoclassical Theory (NCT) of radiation which allows the exploration of an alternative to QED. The basic NCT assumption is that the source terms in Maxwell’s equations are a charge and current density proportional to the quantum mechanical probability density.


Source Term Dirac Equation Charge Current Spontaneous Decay Classical Expression 


  1. 1.
    M. D. Crisp, Phys. Rev. A 42, 3703 (1990). See additional references.Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    R. van den Doel and J.J.J. Kokkedee Phys. Rev. 9 1468 (1974). See Eq.(5)Google Scholar

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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael D. Crisp
    • 1
  1. 1.Silver SpringUSA

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