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2015 On the Pre-Metric Formulation and Nonlinearization of Charge-Free Electrodynamics
Stoil Donev, Maria Tashkova
J. Geom. Symmetry Phys. 40: 1-24 (2015). DOI: 10.7546/jgsp-40-2015-1-24


The purpose of this paper is to give a coordinate free pre-metric formulation of charge free electrodynamics, appropriate, in our view, for non-linearization of Maxwell equations in order to obtain pre-metric description of spatially finite electromagnetic field objects of photon-like nature. First we introduce some formal relations from multilinear algebra and differential geometry to be used further. Then we recall and appropriately modify the existing pre-metric formulation of linear charge free electrodynamics in pre-relativistic and relativistic forms as preparation to turn to corresponding pre-metric non-linearization. Then after some preliminary examples and notes on non-linearization, we motivate our view for existence and explicit formulation of time stable subsystems of the physical objects considered. Section 5 presents the formal results of our approach on the pre-metric nonlinear formulations in static case, in time-dependent case, and in space-time formulation. In the Conclusion we give our general view on “why and how to non-linearize”


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Stoil Donev. Maria Tashkova. "On the Pre-Metric Formulation and Nonlinearization of Charge-Free Electrodynamics." J. Geom. Symmetry Phys. 40 1 - 24, 2015.


Published: 2015
First available in Project Euclid: 27 May 2017

zbMATH: 1348.78005
MathSciNet: MR3496355
Digital Object Identifier: 10.7546/jgsp-40-2015-1-24

Rights: Copyright © 2015 Institute of Biophysics and Biomedical Engineering, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

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