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Gauge Contradictions in the QED Lagrangian Density

DOI: 10.4236/oalib.1103596, PP. 1-7

Subject Areas: Theoretical Physics

Keywords: Quantum Electrodynamics, Lagrangian Density, Gauge Transformation, Double Slit Experiment

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This work distinguishes between classical electrodynamics where Maxwell equations and the Lorentz force are used as the theory’s cornerstone (MLE) and electrodynamic theories that are derived from the variational principle (VE). The paper explains the significance of this distinction. Mathematical elements of gauge transformations are examined within the realm of these theories. The analysis proves that MLE is a gauge invariant theory whereas errors arise from the introduction of gauge transformations into VE. The paper explains why MLE evades the contradictions of VE.

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Comay, E. (2017). Gauge Contradictions in the QED Lagrangian Density. Open Access Library Journal, 4, e3596. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.4236/oalib.1103596.

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