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Title

Field versus action-at-a-distance in a static situation

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1988

Department/School

Physics and Astronomy

Abstract

The introduction of the electromagnetic field has been a necessity only in time‐varying cases. In static or steady‐state cases, it has been mostly a convenience. An example is discussed where even in static situations the field is a necessity in order to conserve angular momentum. The results are used to provide a classical picture for the electron spin in terms of the angular momentum of the associated electromagnetic field.

Link to Published Version

doi:10.1119/1.15592