Significance of Electromagnetic Potentials in the Quantum Theory

  title={Significance of Electromagnetic Potentials in the Quantum Theory},
  author={Yakir Aharonov and David Bohm},
  journal={Physical Review},
In this paper, we discuss some interesting properties of the electromagnetic potentials in the quantum domain. We shall show that, contrary to the conclusions of classical mechanics, there exist effects of potentials on charged particles, even in the region where all the fields (and therefore the forces on the particles) vanish. We shall then discuss possible experiments to test these conclusions; and, finally, we shall suggest further possible developments in the interpretation of the… Expand
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