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A new approach in classical electrodynamics to protect principle of causality

Dikshit, Biswaranjan (2014) A new approach in classical electrodynamics to protect principle of causality. [Published Article or Volume]

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Abstract

In classical electrodynamics, electromagnetic effects are calculated from solution of wave equation formed by combination of four Maxwell’s equations. However, along with retarded solution, this wave equation admits advanced solution in which case the effect happens before the cause. So, to preserve causality in natural events, the retarded solution is intentionally chosen and the advance part is just ignored. But, an equation or method cannot be called fundamental if it admits a wrong result (that violates principle of causality) in addition to the correct result. Since it is the Maxwell’s form of equations that gives birth to this acausal advanced potential, we rewrite these equations in a different form using the recent theory of reaction at a distance (Biswaranjan Dikshit, Physics essays, 24(1), 4-9, 2011) so that the process of calculation does not generate any advanced effects. Thus, the long-standing causality problem in electrodynamics is solved.


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Item Type: Published Article or Volume
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CreatorsEmailORCID
Dikshit, Biswaranjanbdikshit73@yahoo.co.in0000-0001-8361-0987
Keywords: Advanced solution, Causality, Maxwell’s equations, Wave equation, Action at a distance, Reaction at a distance
Subjects: General Issues > Causation
Specific Sciences > Physics > Classical Physics
Specific Sciences > Physics > Fields and Particles
General Issues > Laws of Nature
Depositing User: Dr Biswaranjan Dikshit
Date Deposited: 12 Feb 2017 18:44
Last Modified: 12 Feb 2017 18:44
Item ID: 12819
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Theoretical Physics and Cryptography
Official URL: http://www.ijtpc.org/volume5/JTPC1642.pdf
Subjects: General Issues > Causation
Specific Sciences > Physics > Classical Physics
Specific Sciences > Physics > Fields and Particles
General Issues > Laws of Nature
Date: March 2014
Page Range: pp. 1-4
Volume: 5
ISSN: 2322-3138
URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/12819

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