Foundations of Physics

, Volume 13, Issue 3, pp 373–383 | Cite as

Electromagnetic mass revisited

  • Julian Schwinger
Part II. Invited Papers Dedicated To Paul Adrien Maurice Dirac


Examples of uniformly moving charge distributions that possess conserved electromagnetic stress tensors are exhibited. These constitute stable systems with covariantly characterized electromagnetic mass. This note, on a topic to which Paul Dirac made a significant contribution in 1938, is dedicated to him for his 80th birthday.


Stress Tensor Significant Contribution Charge Distribution Stable System 80th Birthday 
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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1983

Authors and Affiliations

  • Julian Schwinger
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  1. 1.University of CaliforniaLos Angeles

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