New Maxwell Electrodynamics

  • Edward Kapuścik
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSB, volume 358)


Maxwell electrodynamics provides a general scheme for all electromagnetic phenomena both of classical and quantum nature. In spite of its tremendous success it still suffers from some unresolved defects. Among them the most important ones are the long-standing problem of a point charge for which the standard classical theory predicts an infinite amount of energy and the need of infinite renormalization in the case of quantum electrodynamics.


Electromagnetic Field Constitutive Relation Maxwell Equation Point Charge Classical Electrodynamic 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Edward Kapuścik
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  1. 1.Department of Theoretical PhysicsH. Niewodniczański Institute of Nuclear PhysicsKrakówPoland
  2. 2.Institute of Physics and InformaticsCracow Pedagogical UniversityKrakówPoland

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