2022 Spring Physics Colloquium Series: Dr. Sukalyan Bhattacharya

DateFebruary 23, 2022
Time4:00 - 5:00 pm
LocationBaylor Sciences Building, Room E.231
2022 Spring Physics Colloquium

Dr. Sukalyan Bhattacharya

Department of Mechanical Engineering
Texas Tech University
Lubbock, Texas

On the dynamics of a localized charge continuum with structural stability

In this talk, the general dynamics of a charged
body will be described assuming it to be a
localized continuum instead of a point entity.
Moreover, the system satisfies the criteria of
perpetual stability instead of typical initial
conditions in an electromagnetic problem. The
resulting formulation produces a value of the
fine structure constant which has an encouraging
agreement with the well-known result.

Furthermore, a continuum, even if extremely small, still possesses many degrees of freedom
including deformation and rotation exhibiting dynamics in multiple length- and time-scales.
Such internal motion allows complex interplay between velocity and electromagnetic fields.
This makes the body violate Newton’s first law by inducing natural oscillations with
synchronized translation and deformation. At the same time, though, Newton’s second law is satisfied, as combined momentum from matter and field is conserved. This realization from pure classical mechanics predicts quantum features like wave-particle duality leading to Planck’s and de Broglie’s laws as corollaries. When the duality is coupled with the basic nature of measurement experiments, the uncertainty principle can be implied. Also, the deformation response of the localized continuum to an external force explains its bound states by yielding the Schrodinger equation as the governing relation for its
perturbative motion. As a result, stable atoms become selectively possible when the
radiation-inducing Poynting vector due to accelerating charge is canceled by the dipole
fluctuations caused by its deformation. Thus, the theory derived from classical mechanics seems to reproduce quantum phenomenology without any additional postulation. Moreover, it furnishes new details in the dynamics of elementary particles potentially enabling new plausible explanations for entanglement, quark confinement and dark matter.

For more information contact: Dr. Lorin Matthews, 254-710-2279
PublisherDepartment of Physics
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