# Question about EM in GR

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So apparently (wiki), the manisfestly covariant form of Maxwell's equations is dF=0 and d*F=µJ for F the Faraday 2-form and J the current 3-form. My question will probably seem silly to you but I am simply wondering how does this field affect the motion of a particle of charge q in GR? Is it just $m_0\nabla_{\dot{\gamma}}\dot{\gamma}=f$ for some 4-force vector field f? If so, what is the 4-force f corresponding to a Faraday 2-form F? Thanks again! :)

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##u^a\triangledown_au^b = \frac{q}{m}F^{b}{}{}_cu^c##.

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Ok so now I think I understand better what Einstein wanted to do in his later years. He simply wanted to get rid of F=ma altogether! He had done it for gravity and now he wanted to incorporate EM into the geometric structure as well.

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