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Electromagnetic waves that admit translations along null vectors

Abstract

We consider subgroups of the Poincaré group that contain translations along null vectors and assign classes of electromagnetic waves to such subgroups. A description of these classes is obtained and some representatives are given.

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Translated from Fundamental’naya i Prikladnaya Matematika (Fundamental and Applied Mathematics), Vol. 10, No. 1, Geometry of Integrable Models, 2004.

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Ivanova, A.S. Electromagnetic waves that admit translations along null vectors. J Math Sci 136, 4459–4464 (2006). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10958-006-0236-1

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Keywords

  • Electromagnetic Wave
  • Maxwell Equation
  • Null Vector
  • Translation Group
  • Null Line