Relativistic, manyparticle Lagrangean for electromagnetic interactions
Abstract
It is shown that the FokkerWheelerFeynman model of a system of massive, charged particles interacting via forces of electromagnetic origin can be rewritten to yield a physically acceptable relativistic manyparticle Lagrangean. Contrary to the postulates of Wheeler and Feynman, the model satisfies causality and can be generalized to include arbitrary forces. It also allows a simple description of radiation reaction and, as well, may provide the basis for any comparable modeling of other systems.
 Publication:

Physical Review Letters
 Pub Date:
 August 1987
 DOI:
 10.1103/PhysRevLett.59.525
 Bibcode:
 1987PhRvL..59..525M
 Keywords:

 03.20.+i;
 03.30.+p;
 12.90.+b;
 Special relativity;
 Miscellaneous theoretical ideas and models