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Stochastic Electrodynamics: The Closest Classical Approximation to Quantum Theory

Department of Physics, City College of the City University of New York, New York, NY 10031, USA
Atoms 2019, 7(1), 29; https://doi.org/10.3390/atoms7010029
Received: 27 January 2019 / Revised: 18 February 2019 / Accepted: 19 February 2019 / Published: 1 March 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Stochastic Electrodynamics)
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Abstract

Stochastic electrodynamics is the classical electrodynamic theory of interacting point charges which includes random classical radiation with a Lorentz-invariant spectrum whose scale is set by Planck’s constant. Here, we give a cursory overview of the basic ideas of stochastic electrodynamics, of the successes of the theory, and of its connections to quantum theory. View Full-Text
Keywords: stochastic electrodynamics; classical zero-point radiation; classical-quantum connections stochastic electrodynamics; classical zero-point radiation; classical-quantum connections
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