The problem with the photon as a player in the electromagnetic field, is how does it actually keep the electron bounded to the proton as a Coulomb force. We do have the tennis ball analogy where the players are bounded by the ball keeping them together. But that is only a analogy.
So how does the photon tell an electron to move along a path in the superconductor?
Earlier today I wrote about taking the bigger picture rather than details. And what bigger picture is there than that atoms want to stay neutral with no imbalances and when an imbalance occurs where the atom or compound is ionized, then the forces EM of trying to restore that former balance come into action. In a way, the Maxwell Equations are laws that restore or Restoration of a neutral atom or compound. An electron in copper of a copper wire circuit is unstable if that copper atom is missing the electron and becomes a copper ion. So in a large- view of the Maxwell Equations, they are restoration of ions back to being stable neutral atoms.
So if we take the Maxwell Equations as restoration to a neutral state then we can see the photon as a restorative factor along with the magnetic monopoles = neutrinos as a restorative factor. The moment we place a voltage on a closed loop wire, we cause imbalance and ions, and then the Maxwell Equations are the restorative laws to make those atoms neutral again.
Now maybe in the history of physics when Pauli proclaimed a particle in 1930 which would restore the missing energy in a neutron decaying into proton, electron and neutrino. The neutrino was introduced to save that conservation of energy, but maybe a better term for it would have been -- magnetic monopole.
I was looking at the history of the missing energy in conservation of energy for beta decay of neutron into proton and electron. The electron has a range of energy out to 0.783 MeV and the neutrino picks up the slack in energy.
0.511 MeV for electron 0.272 MeV for neutrino
Now, does the neutrino have the requisites for being magnetic monopoles? They have no rest-mass. They travel the speed of light, but they cannot be photons so they cannot be transverse waves, and rather instead be longitudinal waves.
Now I am going to go to bed thinking on whether those numbers for the restoration of conservation of energy in beta decay, whether those numbers proves the neutrino is magnetic monopoles and whether they must be a longitudinal wave.
Now 0.272 MeV is about 1/2 of 0.511 MeV, perhaps a reflection that a neutrino is composed of a North magnetic monopole and a South magnetic monopole.
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