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Foundations of Physics

, Volume 10, Issue 1–2, pp 137–149 | Cite as

A simple model for Poincaré self-stresses

  • Luis García
  • Juan M. Usón
This Issue Is Dedicated To The Memory Of Wolfgang Yourgrau

Abstract

The classical theory of elementary charges as originally proposed by Abraham and Lorentz included implicitly a stability problem, which was first discussed by Poincaré in a very artificial way. It is shown that the consideration of nonlinear terms in the field Lagrangian densities provides the necessary cohesive forces in a natural way. Some examples of particle models are considered.

Keywords

Simple Model Classical Theory Nonlinear Term Stability Problem Lagrangian Density 
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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • Luis García
    • 1
  • Juan M. Usón
    • 1
  1. 1.Departamento de Fisica Teorica and GIFTUniversidad ComplutenseMadridSpain

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