Maxwell’s Equations and Occam’s Razor

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In this paper a straightforward application of Occam’s razor principle to Maxwell’s equation shows that only one entity, the electro-magnetic four-potential, is at the origin of a plurality of concepts and entities in physics. The application of the so called “Lorenz gauge” in Maxwell’s equations denies the status of real physical entity to a scalar field that has a gradient in space-time with clear physical meaning: the four-current density field. The mathematical formalism of space-time Clifford algebra is introduced and then used to encode Maxwell’s equations starting only from the electromagnetic four-potential. This approach suggests a particular Zitterbewegung (ZBW) model for charged elementary particles.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)100-128
Numero di pagine29
RivistaJournal of Condensed Matter Nuclear Science
Volume25
Stato di pubblicazionePublished - 2017

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  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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Maxwell’s Equations and Occam’s Razor. / Vassallo, Giorgio; Di Tommaso, Antonino Oscar; Celani, Francesco.

In: Journal of Condensed Matter Nuclear Science, Vol. 25, 2017, pag. 100-128.

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