Tomaschitz, R. (2001). Tachyons and the Wheeler-Feynman absorber theory, Classical and Quantum Gravity 18,  4395-4415, DOI: 10.1088/0264-9381/18/21/303


Abstract (IOPscience, SAO/NASA ADS, Zbl 0992.83065)

The Proca equation with negative mass-square is studied in a refractive and absorptive spacetime. The generation of superluminal radiation fields by subluminal currents is discussed. The possibility of time-symmetric wave propagation is analysed in the context of the Wheeler-Feynman absorber theory; it is shown how advanced modes of the Proca field can be turned into retarded ones in a permeable spacetime capable of producing an absorber field. A microscopic oscillator model for the permeability is suggested. Tachyonic Liénard-Wiechert potentials are studied and strictly causal retarded wave solutions are obtained. Energy transfer by superluminal radiation is discussed, and explicit formulae for the spectral energy density and intensity are derived. Superluminal radiation fields generated by classical damped oscillators carrying tachyonic charge are investigated, including the tachyonic analogue to Thomson and Rayleigh cross sections. The Maxwell equations for negative mass-square are derived, their non-local generalization to frequency-dependent permeabilities, as well as the Poynting theorem for superluminal radiation in an absorptive spacetime.


PACS: 9880, 0350K, 1110L, 4225B

03.50.De  Classical electromagnetism, Maxwell equations

41.20.Jb Electromagnetic wave propagation; radiowave propagation

14.80.-j Other particles (including hypothetical)



83F05 Cosmology



Gravitation and cosmology

Particle physics and field theory

Astrophysics and astroparticles



Zbl 0992.83065
Tomaschitz, Roman
Tachyons and the Wheeler-Feynman absorber theory.
[J] Classical Quantum Gravity 18, No. 21, 4395-4415 (2001). ISSN 0264-9381

MSC 2000

81T99 Quantum field theory
83C50 Electromagnetic fields

Keywords: tachyons; Wheeler-Feynman absorber theory; Maxwell equations




Tachyons and the Wheeler-Feynman absorber theory



Tomaschitz, Roman



AA(Department of Physics, Hiroshima University, 1-3-1 Kagami-yama, Higashi-Hiroshima 739-8526, Japan



Classical and Quantum Gravity, Volume 18, Issue 21, pp. 4395-4415 (2001).

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description: Roman Tomaschitz (2001) Tachyons and the WheelerFeynman absorber theory, Classical and Quantum Gravity 18, 4395.


Keywords: generation of superluminal radiation fields by subluminal currents,  Proca fields with negative mass-square in a refractive and absorptive spacetime, Green function for time-symmetric wave propagation outside the lightcone, absolute space and cosmic time, aether, ether, retarded and advanced superluminal modes in a permeable spacetime, cosmic absorber field, tachyonic Liénard–Wiechert potentials, tachyonic Maxwell equations, transversal and longitudinal tachyon flux, Poynting’s theorem for superluminal radiation


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