Generally covariant nonlinear electrodynamics with a tensor potential
Abstract
A generally covariant nonlinear electrodynamics with a tensor potential, constructed in analogy with Einstein's theory of gravitation, is proposed. It is shown that in weak electromagnetic fields (E, H < 10^{13} cgsoe units) the tensor electrodynamics passes over to the usual linear vector electrodynamics of Maxwell and Lorentz. The problem of the selfenergy of a charge is solved in the framework of the proposed electrodynamics.
 Publication:

Soviet Physics Journal
 Pub Date:
 October 1972
 DOI:
 10.1007/BF00892096
 Bibcode:
 1972SvPhJ..15.1466S