From aether impulse to QED: Sommerfeld and the Bremsstrahlen theory

@article{Eckert2015FromAI,
  title={From aether impulse to QED: Sommerfeld and the Bremsstrahlen theory},
  author={M. Eckert},
  journal={Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics},
  year={2015},
  volume={51},
  pages={9-22}
}
  • M. Eckert
  • Published 2015
  • Physics
  • Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics
  • Abstract The radiation that is due to the braking of charged particles has been in the focus of theoretical physics since the discovery of X-rays by the end of the 19th century. The impact of cathode rays in the anti-cathode of an X-ray tube that resulted in the production of X-rays led to the view that X-rays are aether impulses spreading from the site of the impact. In 1909, Arnold Sommerfeld calculated from Maxwell׳s equations the angular distribution of electromagnetic radiation due to the… CONTINUE READING
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