Fundamental Disagreement of Wave Mechanics with Relativity

Ezzat G. Bakhoum
2002 Physics essays  
A number of well-known difficulties in physics resulted from merging the theory of relativity with the Compton-de Broglie wave mechanics. Two such problems were the failure of Dirac's relativistic wave equation to predict the correct velocity of the electron, and the fact that the measured yield from nuclear fission was found to be substantially less than the theoretical yield. It is shown that the origin of these and other problems stem from the inconsistency of the relativistic mass-energy
more » ... ivalence principle with the fundamental assumptions of wave mechanics. An alternative view of the concept of mass-energy equivalence that results in a very good agreement between theory and experiment is demonstrated. The conclusions of this paper will be quite important for ongoing research, such as the current problem of the neutrino's mass.
doi:10.4006/1.3025514 fatcat:fblly6ozorgjbefi6qiu23cppu