Advisor

Pui-Tak Leung

Date of Award

Summer 10-4-2013

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science (M.S.) in Physics

Department

Physics

Physical Description

1 online resource (v, 58 pages)

Subjects

Electrodynamics -- Mathematical models, Atomic spectroscopy -- Mathematical models, Electromagnetic waves -- Mathematical models, Optics -- Mathematical models

DOI

10.15760/etd.1484

Abstract

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.

Persistent Identifier

http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/10361

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