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Feb24-09, 10:57 AM
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^ I didn't quite understand what you meant. To be clearer, I'm referring to the zero-frequency classical modes, i.e., the static solutions of Maxwell's equations. If you try to quantize them in the same way that you quantize the other modes, you fail because they only require one canonical variable to describe them and can't be described by Hamilton's equations. I'm wondering how to get around this.