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I Zitterwebegung and rest mass

  1. Apr 20, 2016 #1
    Hello.
    The speed of an elementary particle, for example an electron, in Zitterbewegung motion is c. So theory of relativity should say electron is massless particle ? Is Zitterbewegung not considered in theory in relativity ? Thanks.
     
    Last edited: Apr 20, 2016
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  3. Apr 20, 2016 #2

    ShayanJ

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    Zitterbewegung is not a motion in any sense. Its just the artifact of misinterpreting a field(wave) equation as a single-particle Schrodinger-like equation!
     
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