Il Nuovo Cimento B (1971-1996)

, Volume 7, Issue 1, pp 137–144 | Cite as

A condition for vanishing electromagnetic self-stress in nonlinear classical electrodynamics

  • J. Rafelski
  • L. P. Fulcher
  • W. Greiner


A condition for a vanishing electromagnetic self-stress is established, which also leads to a finite electromagnetic self-energy. Maxwell’s theory does not satisfy this requirement. A class of nonlinear theories, which includes that of Born and Infeld, satisfies the condition.



Si stabilisce una condizione per un autosforzo elettromagnetico che tende a zero; essa porta anche ad un’autoenergia elettromagnetica finita. La teoria di Maxwell non soddisfa questo requisite. Una classe di teorie non lineari, che comprende quella di Born e Infeld, soddisfa quest a condizione.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Rafelski
    • 1
  • L. P. Fulcher
    • 1
  • W. Greiner
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut für Theoretische Physik der UniversitÄt FrankfurtFrankfurt/Main

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