Energy considerations of classical electromagnetic zero-point radiation and a specific probability calculation in stochastic electrodynamics
Cole, Daniel C.
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Citation (published version)Daniel C Cole. "Energy Considerations of Classical Electromagnetic Zero-Point Radiation and a Specific Probability Calculation in Stochastic Electrodynamics." Atoms, Volume 7, Issue 2, pp. 50. https://doi.org/10.3390/atoms7020050
The zero-point (ZP) radiation field in stochastic electrodynamics (SED) is considered to be formally infinite, or perhaps bounded by mechanisms yet to be revealed someday. A similar situation holds in quantum electrodynamics (QED), although there the ZP field is considered to be “virtual”. The first part of this article addresses the concern by some about the related disturbing concept of “extracting energy” from this formally, enormous source of energy. The second part of this article introduces a new method for calculating probabilities of fields in SED, which can be extended to linear oscillators in SED.
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