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Light as a Matter Wave? A Simple Mathematical Examination of Two Proposed Concepts

Raymond H. Gallucci
Year: 2017 Pages: 4
Keywords: Light, Matter Wave, de Hilster, Burchell

At least three authors have proposed the concept of light as a traveling series of ‘matter waves.’  Such a concept does not require an ‘aether’ medium as does the more prevalent concept of light, if behaving as a wave, doing so analogous to other types of ‘disturbance waves,” such as sound or water.  One author’s concept is examined mathematically for plausibility and, when found to be so, extended qualitatively to incorporate that of the other authors’ to at least what is hoped may be viewed as a reasonable extent.