Two-dimensional electrodynamics and the global structure of space

McHale, Glen and Jaroszkiewicz, George (1986) Two-dimensional electrodynamics and the global structure of space. Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and General, 19 (11). pp. 2099-2104. ISSN 0305-4470

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Two-dimensional electrodynamics based on the spacetime S1(X)R is formulated using Fourier series and Dirac's constraint theory. The role of the background electric field F as a dynamical variable is established. The authors show that the background field is unstable against a class of charged pair creation processes involving the global topology of S1 provided mod F mod >1/2e, where e is the unit of electric charge. The results do not require any discussion of the Coulomb Green function or of the role of charges on spatial boundaries.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: F300 Physics
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Mathematics, Physics and Electrical Engineering
Depositing User: Paul Burns
Date Deposited: 08 Jun 2017 10:26
Last Modified: 12 Oct 2019 18:32

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