Matter in Electromagnetic Fields

  • Wilhelm Brenig


Electromagnetic fields and currents are coupled systems. The electromagnetic field influences the motion of charged particles, and they produce the electromagnetic fields. The structure of the system is this: the Hamiltonian may be (neglecting all details and constants) symbolically written as H = H 00j · A. Here H 00 is the “bare” unperturbed Hamiltonian (without electromagnetic interactions between the particles), and j and A are the four-vectors of current and vector potential.


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  1. 31.1
    Abrikosov, A.A., Gorkov, L.P., Dzyaloshinski, I.E.: Methods of Quantum Field Theory in Statistical Physics ( Prentice-Hall, Englewood Cliffs, NJ 1963 )zbMATHGoogle Scholar
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    Forster, D.: Hydrodynamic Fluctuations, Broken Symmetry, and Correlation Functions (W.A. Benjamin, Reading, MA 1975) Sect. 12. 4Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Wilhelm Brenig
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  1. 1.Physik-DepartmentTechnische Universität MünchenGarchingFed. Rep. of Germany

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