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electromagnetism

Context

Physics

physics, mathematical physics, philosophy of physics

Surveys, textbooks and lecture notes


theory (physics), model (physics)

experiment, measurement, computable physics

Contents

Idea

Electromagnetism or electrodynamics is the gauge theory whose field is the electromagnetic field, see there for more details.

The corresponding quantum field theory is quantum electrodynamics.

References

Discussion of electromagnetism as quantum field theory on curved spacetimes originates with

and is further developed in (e.g. regarding Hadamard states) in

  • K. Sanders, Claudio Dappiaggi, T.-P. Hack, Electromagnetism, local covariance, the Aharonov-Bohm effect and Gauss’ law, Commun. Math. Phys. 328(2), 625–667 (2014)

  • Claudio Dappiaggi, D. Siemssen, Hadamard states for the vector potential on asymptotically flat spacetimes, Rev. Math. Phys. 25, 1 (2013)

  • Claudio Dappiaggi, B. Lang, Quantization of Maxwell’s equations on curved backgrounds and general local covariance, Lett. Math. Phys. 101(3), 265–287 (2012)

Revised on October 13, 2017 13:10:43 by Urs Schreiber (46.183.103.17)