Portland State University. Department of Physics
Date of Award
Master of Science (M.S.) in Physics
1 online resource (v, 58 pages)
Electrodynamics -- Mathematical models, Atomic spectroscopy -- Mathematical models, Electromagnetic waves -- Mathematical models, Optics -- Mathematical models
The kinematics and dynamics for plane wave optics are derived for a massive electrodynamic field by utilizing Proca's theory. Atomic spectroscopy is also examined, with the focus on the 21 cm radiation due to the hyperfine structure of hydrogen. The modifications to Snell's Law, the Fresnel formulas, and the 21 cm radiation are shown to reduce to the familiar expressions in the limit of zero photon mass.
Caccavano, Adam, "Optics and Spectroscopy in Massive Electrodynamic Theory" (2013). Dissertations and Theses. Paper 1485.