Foundations of Physics

, Volume 14, Issue 10, pp 925–951 | Cite as

Electrodynamics at spatial infinity

  • Matthew Alexander
  • Peter G. Bergmann
Part I. Invited Papers Dedicated To Nathan Rosen


In preparation for the treatment of the gravitational field at spatial infinity, this paper deals with the electromagnetic field at spatial infinity. The field equations on this three-dimensional(1+2) manifold can be obtained from an action principle, which in turn lends itself to a Hamiltonian formulation. Quantization is formally straightforward, but some thought is given to the physical interpretation of the results.


Manifold Electromagnetic Field Field Equation Gravitational Field Physical Interpretation 
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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • Matthew Alexander
    • 1
  • Peter G. Bergmann
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of MathematicsFordham UniversityBronx
  2. 2.Department of PhysicsSyracuse UniversitySyracuse
  3. 3.Department of PhysicsNew York UniversityNew York

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