Register to reply

EM Differential Form version of Lagragian

Share this thread:
haloempty
#1
Feb27-11, 11:48 PM
P: 2
Given that we have the one form A we can get the F=dA, and I see how dF=0 and d*F=J, give maxwell's equations. But if we write the Action as [tex]\int[/tex]1/2dA[tex]\wedge[/tex]*dA+A[tex]\wedge[/tex]J how do we go about doing a variational procedure to get d*dA=J? I tried taking d(Lagrangian)=0 but that seemed to be off by a factor of 2. I guess I'm not sure how you vary an action when your lagrangian is composed of forms. Any ideas?
Phys.Org News Partner Science news on Phys.org
Scientists develop 'electronic nose' for rapid detection of C. diff infection
Why plants in the office make us more productive
Tesla Motors dealing as states play factory poker

Register to reply

Related Discussions
Differential form Calculus & Beyond Homework 2
L2 Lagragian point? Classical Physics 8
Differential form Differential Geometry 3
Differential form Differential Geometry 0