Anyone know of a Lagrangian given in terms of E and B (or equivalently the tensor F) that yields Maxwell equations? A link or reference would be appreciated.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

I can write down such a Lagrangian which yields the two second-order Maxwell equations, but not the usual four 1st order equations. And I'm not sure: are the second order equations equivalent to the first order form?

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# Lagrangian for E and B fields, not vector potential?

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