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Volume 14: Pages 299-308, 2001
Intrinsic Electric Charge of the Photon and Photon Structure
M. John Wymelenberg
2500 California Plaza, Adm. Bldg., Omaha, Nebraska 68178‐0522 U.S.A.
The photon is likened to a simple harmonic wavelength in a string. A comparison of the energy expression for that wavelength to the energy equation of a photon suggests an electromagnetic wave energy equation containing an expression for the fine‐structure constant. The compound amplitude of the electromagnetic wave‐function is a constant and has the dimension of electric charge. A helical wave structure suits the known physical properties of the photon, which in turn relates to an electron model.
Keywords: analogy, energy‐density equation, wave‐breadth and amplitude, wave potential, inchoate electric charge, primitive electrodynamics, electromagnetic wavespeed, fine‐structure constant, angular momentum, helical structure, electron model
Received: January 23, 2001; Published online: December 15, 2008