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Symmetry 2019, 11(1), 10;

On the Evolutionary Form of the Constraints in Electrodynamics

Faculty of Physics, University of Warsaw, Ludwika Pasteura 5, 02-093 Warsaw, Poland
Wigner RCP, Konkoly Thege Miklós út 29-33, H-1121 Budapest, Hungary
Received: 12 November 2018 / Revised: 15 December 2018 / Accepted: 18 December 2018 / Published: 22 December 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Symmetry in Electromagnetism)
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The constraint equations in Maxwell theory are investigated. In analogy with some recent results on the constraints of general relativity, it is shown, regardless of the signature and dimension of the ambient space, that the “divergence of a vector field”-type constraint can always be put into linear first order hyperbolic form for which the global existence and uniqueness of solutions to an initial-boundary value problem are guaranteed. View Full-Text
Keywords: Maxwell theory; constraint equations; evolutionary equations Maxwell theory; constraint equations; evolutionary equations

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