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Neutrino Theory of Light

Nature volume 139, page 331 (20 February 1937) | Download Citation

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PROF. V. FOCK1 has stated recently in these columns that he has found that the photon operator defined in the Jordan neutrino theory of light is commutable with its conjugate, and has thus claimed an inconsistency in the theory. It may be remarked that Fock's arguments in this connexion are not quite clear. Indeed, if we follow the notation in his note, we get: It must not be thought that (1) is zero just because it can be split up into two integrals and the second integral can be transformed to the first by changing to + in it. The splitting of the integral appears to be not justified; when + is zero, each of the split integrals is divergent, for each of them represents the number of particles both in the positive states and the negative states. This is in fact the argument which implies.

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  1. Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.

    • N. S. NAGENDRA NATH

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