Fwd: Examples of Torsion and Electromagnetism



Subject: Examples of Torsion and Electromagnetism
Date: Sun, 5 Apr 2009 09:04:22 EDT

These are examples of torsion and electromagnetism. It is a simple matter to solve eq. (2) to give new relations between scalar and vector potentials in electromagnetism, eq. (3). These seemed to have been overlooked in the subject. I use the simple U(1) electromagnetism for illustration only One cannot arbitrarily decouple the scalar and vector potentials. Similarly, the connection symmetry cannot be arbitrary. This is just simple use of definitions and simple algebra. Eq. (5) is actually used in P. W. Atkins, “Molecular Quantum Mechanics” (Oxford, many editions), to illustrate B = curl A.

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