Einstein's relativity and quantum physics
Abstract
There are reasons to reject the idea that a field in empty space is a real physical entity. The nonexistence of the electromagnetic field and the gravitational field as physical entities leads to farreaching consequences. The basic equations sufficient to construct classical electrodynamics (the Maxwell equations and the Lorentz force equation) are obtained by combining quantum considerations with two premises: (a) there exists a subatomic particle, the emon, each concrete emon having a specific electric property described by a spacelike fourvector; (b) every concrete charged particle possesses a specific electric property described by a timelike fourvector. Some other points of interest are also discussed, in particular, ones related to Einstein's gravitational field as well as the “actionatadistance” versus “localaction” issue. Einstein's second postulate of special relativity is also shown to need some revision of principle.
 Publication:

International Journal of Theoretical Physics
 Pub Date:
 August 1995
 DOI:
 10.1007/BF00676269
 Bibcode:
 1995IJTP...34.1575M