Einsteinian and Quantum-Mechanical Observers

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Scientific Paper
Title Einsteinian and Quantum-Mechanical Observers
Author(s) Howard C Hayden
Keywords Einstein's special relativity theory, Maxwell's Equations, Quantum Electrodynamics
Published 1993
Journal Galilean Electrodynamics
Volume 4
Number 2
Pages 29-31


One of the highly touted successes of modern physics is Einstein's special telativity theory (SRT), of which the Lorentz transformations are an essential ingredient. Another is Quantum Electrodynamics (QED), in which Maxwell's Equations are obviously important. It happens that Maxwell's equations automatically are consistent with the Lorentz transformation equations, yet there is, as yet, no successful theory incorporating the features of both SRT and QED. The present paper is not an attempt to bridge the gap, but rather to point out the inherent inconsistency between the two theories.