E=hf, frequency in these equations is like a gain factor, E= (a constant with appropriate units) x k . k can be anything as long as the units balance, and your constant is selected to give the right results. hf appears an unnecessary complication.
de Broglie wrote some other interesting papers with Bohm, ref pilot waves explaining the double slit experiment results. Plausible perhaps, and do away with the need for wave particle duality.
I think I mentioned somewhere on a previous thread. spin and polarization of photons, I just neglected to post it here.
But when focusing on a photon, what shape of field can be inferred from its known characteristics. It is polarized and has spin, that suggests a disc shaped field. It has spin 1, can the spin rate/frequency increase ?
If a photon is viewed as a half wave blip in a field travelling at c, then you could ascribe it that frequency? rhertz was complaining about the harmonic picture he had, with oscillations which clearly it is not.
I dont think assuming a photon has no oscillating frequency, is a problem, and gives one a clearer picture of a photon. I might be wrong, I often am.
Can anyone recommend a good book on QFT covering in particular QED. My old text books are a bit out of date.
One of the seemingly strong factors supporting a wavelength for photons might be doppler shift. Most galaxies are red shifted and assumed moving away from us and a small number are blue shifted indicating they are moving towards us. Could blue shift be explained by Zwickys tired light, it would appear not.
Is there any other way blue shift could be explained? via increased spin rate / altered polarisation angle, variable speed of light, blackholes interfering with the photons and giving them additional energy. Are the measurements wrong and all galaxies are moving away from us, with the blue shifted ones moving only slowly away. Andromeda is coming this way at 0.3c according to its blue shift. Andromeda is massive, might it just give out more intense light than smaller galaxies.
Is there any relativistic effect that might cause blue or red shift, due to increasing or decreasing distance to the object observed. https://en.wikipedia..._Doppler_effect
Does anyone have a recommendation for a good book on QFT with a good section on QED.?