The role of spatial topology in a toy model of classical electrodynamics in (1 + 1) dimensions

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Abstract

We discuss the role of spatial topology in a toy model of classical electrodynamics in (1 + 1) dimensions. The model describes a collection of Newtonian point particles coupled to a pair of scalar fields E (t, x) and B (t, x), which mediate forces between the particles and support freely propagating radiation. We formulate the model on both a line and a circle, and show that the behavior of the model strongly depends on the choice of spatial topology.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1901-1908
Number of pages8
JournalPhysics Letters, Section A: General, Atomic and Solid State Physics
Volume374
Issue number19-20
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 19 2010
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

Keywords

  • (1 + 1) dimensions
  • Classical electrodynamics
  • Retarded fields
  • Topology
  • Toy model

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