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Pramana

, Volume 32, Issue 4, pp 583–589 | Cite as

Faster-than-light particles: An alternative view

  • V K Thankappan
Miscellaneous

Abstract

The existence of a wave motion analogous to the electromagnetic waves, but with wave velocity less than that of light, is postulated. It is suggested that these waves, which transport energy and momentum with subluminal velocities, could replace the concept of faster-than-light particles. The possibility of the neutrinos as being the source of the waves is suggested for further investigation.

Keywords

Tachyons subluminal waves wave velocity light quanta 

PACS No.

03.10 

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© Indian Academy of Sciences 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • V K Thankappan
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsUniversity of CalicutKeralaIndia

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