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Hamiltonian electric/magnetic duality and Lorentz invariance

Deser, S. and Sarıog̃lu, Ö. (1998) Hamiltonian electric/magnetic duality and Lorentz invariance. Physics Letters B, 423 (3-4). pp. 369-372. ISSN 0370-2693. doi:10.1016/S0370-2693(98)00163-4.

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In noncovariant, Hamiltonian, formulation of gauge vector actions, the conditions for invariance under electric/magnetic duality transformations and their generator are transparent. Instead, satisfying Lorentz invariance — fulfilling the Dirac–Schwinger stress tensor commutators — becomes a complicated differential constraint on the Hamiltonian. The combined requirements are equivalent to the usual Lagrangian form of the duality invariance condition.

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Additional Information:© 1998 Elsevier Science B.V. Received 12 December 1997, Available online 14 August 1998. We thank A. Gomberoff, M. Henneaux, J. McCarthy, and C. Teitelboim for useful discussions, and NSF for support under grant #PHY-9315811.
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Official Citation:S. Deser, Ö. Sarıog̃lu, Hamiltonian electric/magnetic duality and Lorentz invariance, Physics Letters B, Volume 423, Issues 3–4, 26 March 1998, Pages 369-372, ISSN 0370-2693, (
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