• The dirac-schwinger covariance condition in classical field theory

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      Lorentz covariance; Poincaré group; field theory; generalized mechanics

    • Abstract


      A straightforward derivation of the Dirac-Schwinger covariance condition is given within the framework of classical field theory. The crucial role of the energy continuity equation in the derivation is pointed out. The origin of higher order derivatives of delta function is traced to the presence of higher order derivatives of canonical coordinates and momenta in the energy density functional.

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      K Babu Joseph1 M Sabir1

      1. Department of Physics, Cochin University, Cochin - 682 022
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  • Pramana – Journal of Physics | News

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