### Abstract

Lingua originale | English |
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pagine (da-a) | 100-128 |

Numero di pagine | 29 |

Rivista | Journal of Condensed Matter Nuclear Science |

Volume | 25 |

Stato di pubblicazione | Published - 2017 |

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### All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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

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*Journal of Condensed Matter Nuclear Science*,

*25*, 100-128.

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

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*Journal of Condensed Matter Nuclear Science*, vol. 25, pagg. 100-128.

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TY - JOUR

T1 - Maxwell’s Equations and Occam’s Razor

AU - Vassallo, Giorgio

AU - Di Tommaso, Antonino Oscar

AU - Celani, Francesco

PY - 2017

Y1 - 2017

N2 - 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.

AB - 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.

UR - http://hdl.handle.net/10447/266069

UR - http://www.iscmns.org/CMNS/JCMNS-Vol25.pdf

M3 - Article

VL - 25

SP - 100

EP - 128

JO - Journal of Condensed Matter Nuclear Science

JF - Journal of Condensed Matter Nuclear Science

SN - 2227-3123

ER -