NEW INTERPRETATION OF THE ATOMIC SPECTRA OF THE HYDROGEN ATOM: A MIXED MECHANISM OF CLASSICAL LC CIRCUITS AND QUANTUM WAVE-PARTICLE DUALITY
In this paper we study the energy conversion laws of the macroscopic harmonic LC oscillator, the electromagnetic wave (photon) and the hydrogen atom. As our analysis indicates, the energies of these apparently different systems obey exactly the same energy conversion law. Based on our results and the wave-particle duality of electrons, we find that the hydrogen atom is, in fact, a natural chiral microscopic LC oscillator. In the framework of classical electromagnetic field theory we analytically obtain, for the hydrogen atom, the quantized electron orbit radius <img border=0 width=52 height=21 src="/fbpe/img/ingeniare/v16nespecial/image02-1.gif">, and quantized energy <img border=0 width=92 height=21 src="/fbpe/img/ingeniare/v16nespecial/image02-2.gif">, (n = 1, 2, 3, · · ·), where <img border=0 width=16 height=21 src="/fbpe/img/ingeniare/v16nespecial/image02-3.gif"> is the Bohr radius and <img border=0 width=20 height=21 src="/fbpe/img/ingeniare/v16nespecial/image02-4.gif"> is the Rydberg constant. Without the adaptation of any other fundamental principles of quantum mechanics, we present a reasonable explanation of the polarization of photon, selection rules and Pauli exclusion principle. Our results also reveal an essential connection between electron spin and the intrinsic helical movement of electrons and indicate that the spin itself is the effect of quantum confinement.