Maxwell equations and the properties of spatialtemporary continuum
Stepanova T.R., Vahhi E.N.
Peter the Great St.Petersburg Polytechnic University, St.Petersburg, Russia.;
Email: Stepanova uranova.marina@yandex.ru
This work is an investigation of the properties of spacetime continuum. The phase velocity of the wave is a characteristic of the medium in which the wave propagates. Velocity of the electromagnetic wave is an invariant in all inertial frames of reference. This postulate of the relativistic theory is a characteristic of spacetime.
Diffraction phenomenon is one of the fundamental features of the wave process. Formal (mathematical) theory of diffraction uses vector algebra and Fourier  transform. Real diffraction pattern exists in the dual (conjugate) space. Therefore: 1) Discrete space is a limited space, and continuity of space is infinity. 2) Vector of spacetime and momentumenergy are mutually conjugate vectors. Conjugation of vectors of coordinates and momentum, and also time and energy appears as Heisenberg’s uncertainty principle.
Keywords: Space, time, Maxwell equations, conjugate vectors, Fourier – transform, Fraunhofer diffraction.
DOI: 10.18698/2309760420151502510
Article file: Stepanova.pdf
