Friday, January 4, 2013

1301.0502 (Alberto Escalante et al.)

Hamiltonian Dynamics for an alternative action describing Maxwell's

Alberto Escalante, Omar Rodríguez Tzompantzi
We develop a complete Dirac's canonical analysis for an alternative action that yields Maxwell's four-dimensional equations of motion. We study in detail the full symmetries of the action by following all steps of Dirac's method in order to obtain a detailed description of symmetries. Our results indicate that such an action does not have the same symmetries than Maxwell theory, namely, the model is not a gauge theory and the number of physical degrees of freedom are different.
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