Advanced action in classical electrodynamics

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Abstract

The time evolution of a charged point particle is governed by a second-order integro-differential equation that exhibits advanced effects, in which the particle responds to an external force before the force is applied. In this paper, we give a simple argument that clarifies the origin and physical meaning of these advanced effects, and we compare ordinary electrodynamics with a toy model of electrodynamics in which advanced effects do not occur.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number425202
JournalJournal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical
Volume41
Issue number42
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 24 2008
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • Statistics and Probability
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Mathematical Physics
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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