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    De Broglie Waves and the Nature of Mass.J. W. G. Wignall - 1985 - Foundations of Physics 15 (2):207-227.
    In this paper an attempt is made to interpret inertial mass as a consequence of the invariant periodicity associated with physical de Broglie waves. In the case of a free particle, such waves, observed from an arbitrary reference frame, would exhibit the velocity-dependent wavelength given by de Broglie's relation; and it is conjectured that the inertial and additive properties of mass (or, more precisely, the conservation of momentum and energy) can be related to nonlinear interference effects occurring between the de (...)
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    The Breakdown of Parity Conservation in the Π-Μ-E Decay and a Test of the Two Component Neutrino Theory.G. B. Chadwick, S. A. Durrani, L. M. Eisberg, P. B. Jones, J. W. G. Wignall & D. H. Wilkinson - 1957 - Philosophical Magazine 2 (17):684-693.
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    The Nonrelativistic Schrödinger Equation in “Quasi-Classical” Theory.J. W. G. Wignall - 1987 - Foundations of Physics 17 (2):123-147.
    The author has recently proposed a “quasi-classical” theory of particles and interactions in which particles are pictured as extended periodic disturbances in a universal field χ(x, t), interacting with each other via nonlinearity in the equation of motion for χ. The present paper explores the relationship of this theory to nonrelativistic quantum mechanics; as a first step, it is shown how it is possible to construct from χ a configuration-space wave function Ψ(x 1,x 2,t), and that the theory requires that (...)
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    An Alternative Approach to Quantum Phenomena.J. W. G. Wignall - 1988 - Foundations of Physics 18 (6):591-624.
    This paper outlines the qualitative foundations of a “quasiclassical” theory in which particles are pictured as spatially extended periodic excitations of a universal background field, interacting with each other via nonlinearity in the equations of motion for that field, and undergoing collapse to a much smaller volume if and when they are detected. The theory is based as far as possible directly on experiment, rather than on the existing quantum mechanical formalism, and it offers simple physical interpretations of such concepts (...)
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    Observations of K−-Meson Interactions in Nuclear Emulsion.G. B. Chadwick, S. A. Durrani, P. B. Jones, J. W. G. Wignall & D. H. Wilkinson - 1958 - Philosophical Magazine 3 (35):1193-1212.
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    Maxwell Electrodynamics From a Theory of Macroscopically Extended Particles.J. W. G. Wignall - 1990 - Foundations of Physics 20 (2):139-158.
    It is shown that an approach to quantum phenomena in which charged particles are treated as macroscopically extended periodic disturbances in a nonlinear c-number field, interacting with each other via massless excitations of that field, leads almost uniquely to the five basic equations of classical electrodynamics: the Lorentz force law and Maxwell's equations. The fundamental electromagnetic quantity in this approach is the 4-vector potential Aα—interpreted absolutely as a measure of the local shift of each particle off its mass shell—rather than (...)
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