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Title: No-go theorem for the classical Maxwell-Lorentz electrodynamics in odd-dimensional worlds
Authors: Chubykalo, Andrew
Espinoza, Augusto
Kosyakov, Boris Pavlovich
Issue Date: Dec-2011
Publisher: The European Physical Society (EPS)
Abstract: If the conventional Maxwell-Lorentz formulation of classical electrodynamics is adopted in a flat spacetime of arbitrary odd dimension, then the retarded vector potential Aμ generated by a point charge turns out to be pure gauge, Aμ = μ . By Gauss’ law, the charge shows up as zero. The classical electromagnetic coupling is thus missing from odd-dimensional worlds. If the action is augmented by the addition of the Chern-Simons term, then the classical interaction picture in the three-dimensional world becomes nontrivial.
ISSN: 1286-4854
Other Identifiers: info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
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