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Classical field-particle dynamics in space-time geometries.

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<mark>Journal publication date</mark>8/10/2004
<mark>Journal</mark>Proceedings of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences
Issue number2050
Number of pages26
Pages (from-to)2819-2844
Publication StatusPublished
<mark>Original language</mark>English


With the aid of a Fermi-Walker chart associated with an orthonormal frame attached to a timelike curve in space-time, a discussion is given of relativistic balance laws that may be used to construct models of massive particles with spin, electric charge and a magnetic moment, interacting with background electromagnetic fields and gravitation described by non-Riemannian geometries. A natural generalization to relativistic Cosserat media is immediate.

Bibliographic note

Analyses for the first time relativistic particle-field-dynamics in terms of variational identities associated with a non-Riemannian space-time structure. Has led to a new and powerful tool for exploring developments in experimental gravitation and electrodynamics. RAE_import_type : Journal article RAE_uoa_type : Physics