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The electromagnetic field on a simplicial net

Sorkin, Rafael (1975) The electromagnetic field on a simplicial net. Journal of Mathematical Physics, 16 (12). pp. 2432-2440. ISSN 0022-2488.

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The "Regge calculus" approach is extended to the electromagnetic case. To this end an ''affine'' tensor formalism and associated exterior calculus are developed. The simplicial approach to linear field equations is illustrated by the two-dimensional scalar wave equation, on which also a discussion of the treacherous character of the continuum limit is based.

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Additional Information:Copyright © 1975 American Institute of Physics. (Received 11 April 1975) Jim Gunn was very helpful during the development of these ideas, especially those concerning the continuum limit. Supported in part by the National Science Foundation [MPS75-01398). Erratum: The electromagnetic field on a simplicial net. Rafael Sorkin. J. Math. Phys. 19, 1800 (1978).
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