Foundations of Physics 37 (8):1296-1305 (2007)

Gina Gomes
The Catholic University of America
We consider the simple case of a nonrelativistic charged harmonic oscillator in one dimension, to investigate how to take into account the radiation reaction and vacuum fluctuation forces within the Schrödinger equation. The effects of both zero-point and thermal classical electromagnetic vacuum fields, characteristic of stochastic electrodynamics, are separately considered. Our study confirms that the zero-point electromagnetic fluctuations are dynamically related to the momentum operator p=−i ℏ ∂/∂ x used in the Schrödinger equation
Keywords Foundations of quantum mechanics  Zero-point radiation  Thermal radiation  Stochastic electrodynamics  Quantum electrodynamics
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DOI 10.1007/s10701-007-9152-6
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