Foundations of Physics

, Volume 4, Issue 3, pp 395–405 | Cite as

Particle behavior in aesthetic field theory

  • Murray Muraskin
  • Beatrice Ring


We discuss the structure of a particle system obtained in “aesthetic” field theory and study the evolution of this system in time. We find the particle system to have more structure than particles found by other authors investigating particlelike behavior in nonlinear field theories. Our particle system has a maximum center in proximity to a minimum center. Thus, we can interpret our system as being constructed of two bodies. We find that the maximum center and the minimum center move in straight lines, to computer accuracy. Thus, we have not found any nontrivial force laws. This suggests that the situation with respect to basic principles be kept fluid. So far as we know, we are the first investigators to study the trajectories of a two-body system which arises as a consequence of nonlinear field equations.


Field Theory Basic Principle Field Equation Particle System Computer Accuracy 
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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1974

Authors and Affiliations

  • Murray Muraskin
    • 1
  • Beatrice Ring
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsUniversity of North DakotaGrand Forks

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