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    The Zitterbewegung Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics.David Hestenes - 1990 - Foundations of Physics 20 (10):1213-1232.
    Thezitterbewegung is a local circulatory motion of the electron presumed to be the basis of the electron spin and magnetic moment. A reformulation of the Dirac theory shows that thezitterbewegung need not be attributed to interference between positive and negative energy states as originally proposed by Schroedinger. Rather, it provides a physical interpretation for the complex phase factor in the Dirac wave function generally. Moreover, it extends to a coherent physical interpretation of the entire Dirac theory, and it implies azitterbewegung (...)
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    Zitterbewegung in Quantum Mechanics.David Hestenes - 2009 - Foundations of Physics 40 (1):1-54.
    The possibility that zitterbewegung opens a window to particle substructure in quantum mechanics is explored by constructing a particle model with structural features inherent in the Dirac equation. This paper develops a self-contained dynamical model of the electron as a lightlike particle with helical zitterbewegung and electromagnetic interactions. The model admits periodic solutions with quantized energy, and the correct magnetic moment is generated by charge circulation. It attributes to the electron an electric dipole moment rotating with ultrahigh frequency, and the (...)
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    Quantum Mechanics From Self-Interaction.David Hestenes - 1985 - Foundations of Physics 15 (1):63-87.
    We explore the possibility thatzitterbewegung is the key to a complete understanding of the Dirac theory of electrons. We note that a literal interpretation of thezitterbewegung implies that the electron is the seat of an oscillating bound electromagnetic field similar to de Broglie's pilot wave. This opens up new possibilities for explaining two major features of quantum mechanics as consequences of an underlying physical mechanism. On this basis, qualitative explanations are given for electron diffraction, the existence of quantized radiationless states, (...)
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    Space-Time Structure of Weak and Electromagnetic Interactions.David Hestenes - 1982 - Foundations of Physics 12 (2):153-168.
    The generator of electromagnetic gauge transformations in the Dirac equation has a unique geometric interpretation and a unique extension to the generators of the gauge group SU(2) × U(1) for the Weinberg-Salam theory of weak and electromagnetic interactions. It follows that internal symmetries of the weak interactions can be interpreted as space-time symmetries of spinor fields in the Dirac algebra. The possibilities for interpreting strong interaction symmetries in a similar way are highly restricted.
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    Interpreting VASS Dimensions and Profiles for Physics Students.Ibrahim Halloun & David Hestenes - 1998 - Science & Education 7 (6):553-577.
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    Gauge Theory Gravity with Geometric Calculus.David Hestenes - 2005 - Foundations of Physics 35 (6):903-970.
    A new gauge theory of gravity on flat spacetime has recently been developed by Lasenby, Doran, and Gull. Einstein’s principles of equivalence and general relativity are replaced by gauge principles asserting, respectively, local rotation and global displacement gauge invariance. A new unitary formulation of Einstein’s tensor illuminates long-standing problems with energy–momentum conservation in general relativity. Geometric calculus provides many simplifications and fresh insights in theoretical formulation and physical applications of the theory.
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    A Cardinal Principle for Neuropsychology, with Implications for Schizophrenia and Mania.David Hestenes - 1991 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 14 (1):31-32.
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    Zitterbewegung Modeling.David Hestenes - 1993 - Foundations of Physics 23 (3):365-387.
    Guidelines for constructing point particle models of the electron withzitterbewegung and other features of the Dirac theory are discussed. Such models may at least be useful approximations to the Dirac theory, but the more exciting possibility is that this approach may lead to a more fundamental reality.
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