Relativistic version of the Feynman–Dyson–Hughes derivation of the Lorentz force law and Maxwell’s homogeneous equations

Authors: Essén, H., Nordmark, A.
Document Type: Article
Pubstate: Published
Journal: European journal of physics
Volume: 37   055201—1-8
Year: 2016


The canonical Poisson bracket algebra of four-dimensional relativistic mechanics is used to derive the equation of motion for a charged particle, with the Lorentz force, and the homogeneous Maxwell equations.