zitterbewegung


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zitterbewegung

[¦tsid·ər·be′vā‚gu̇ŋ]
(quantum mechanics)
An oscillatory motion of an electron suggested in some interpretations of the Dirac electron theory, having a frequency greater than 4π mc 2/ h, where m is the electron's mass, c is the speed of light, and h is Planck's constant, or approximately 1.5 × 1021 hertz.
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Apart randomness, this interpretation agrees with the Schrodinger's zitterbewegung [4]; i.
2 exhibit oscillations which are produced by the systematic nature of the sampling and are connected with the oscillating term of Var(V) called Zitterbewegung (Matheron, 1971; Kieu, 1997; Garcia-Finana and Cruz-Orive, 2000).
Hestenes, "The Zitterbewegung Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics," Found.
In other words, the Zitterbewegung slows down by a Lorentz factor as the group velocity increases.
The Dirac electron executes rapid oscillations superimposed on its normal average translational motion and this oscillatory motion is known as zitterbewegung and it was first shown by Schrodinger.
Another important aspect of the photon is its internal zitterbewegung motion.
This zitterbewegung, strongly correlated with the translational motion trough the de Broglie's periodicity, prevent such particles to follow predictable paths (quantum randomness).
The Electron-Vacuum Coupling Force in the Dirac Electron Theory and its Relation to the Zitterbewegung.
An example of the latter dynamic is the (properly interpreted) zitterbewegung [4] [1] that represents a harmonic-oscillator-type excitation taking place at the r = [r.
Part of the response to the De force (6) acting on the PV is hidden in the Dirac equation as the zitterbewegung.
c] the MPV is responsible for the particle Zitterbewegung [3, p.
SED associates the zitterbewegung with the EV [7, p.