Foundations of Physics

, Volume 10, Issue 1–2, pp 151–162 | Cite as

A review of the Aharonov-Carmi thought experiment concerning the inertial and electromagnetic vector potentials

  • Jonathan H. Harris
  • Mark D. Semon
This Issue Is Dedicated To The Memory Of Wolfgang Yourgrau

Abstract

We review and elaborate upon a thought experiment of Aharonov and Carmi concerning the inertial and electromagnetic vector potentials. We discuss several conclusions suggested by this experiment which involve extensions of the equivalence principle, and then emphasize the use of the experiment as a predictive tool.

Keywords

Vector Potential Thought Experiment Equivalence Principle Predictive Tool Electromagnetic Vector Potential 

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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jonathan H. Harris
    • 1
  • Mark D. Semon
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsBrown UniversityProvidence
  2. 2.Department of Physics and AstronomyBates CollegeLewiston

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