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On Real and Virtual Photons in the Davies Theory of Time-Symmetric Quantum Electrodynamics

@article{Kastner2014OnRA,
  title={On Real and Virtual Photons in the Davies Theory of Time-Symmetric Quantum Electrodynamics},
  author={Ruth E. Kastner},
  journal={arXiv: Quantum Physics},
  year={2014}
}
  • R. Kastner
  • Published 14 December 2013
  • Physics
  • arXiv: Quantum Physics
This paper explores the distinction between virtual and real photons in the context of the Davies quantum relativistic extension of the Wheeler-Feynman classical electromagnetic theory. An alternative way of understanding this distinction is proposed, based on the transactional picture as first proposed by Cramer. It is noted that this proposed account of the relationship between virtual and real photons might have empirically detectable consequences. c 

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