A condition for vanishing electromagnetic self-stress in nonlinear classical electrodynamics

J. Rafelski, L. P. Fulcher, W. Greiner

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Abstract

A condition for a vanishing electromagnetic self-stress is established, which also leads to a finite electromagnetic self-energy. Maxwell's theory does not satisfy this requirement. A class of nonlinear theories, which includes that of Born and Infeld, satisfies the condition.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)137-144
Number of pages8
JournalIl Nuovo Cimento
Volume7
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1972
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Astronomy and Astrophysics

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