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Advanced action in classical electrodynamics

Boozer, A. D. (2008) Advanced action in classical electrodynamics. Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical, 41 (42). p. 425202. ISSN 1751-8113. doi:10.1088/1751-8113/41/42/425202.

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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.

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Additional Information:Copyright © 2008 Institute of Physics. Received 25 July 2008. Published 22 September 2008. Print publication: Issue 42 (24 October 2008). (Some figures in this article are in colour only in the electronic version)
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