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The non-relativistic limits of the Maxwell and Dirac equations: the role of Galilean and gauge invariance

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The aim of this paper is to illustrate four properties of the non-relativistic limits of relativistic theories: (a) that a massless relativistic field may have a meaningful non-relativistic limt, (b) that a relativistic field may have more than one non-relativistic limit, (c) that coupled relativistic systems may be "more relativistic" than their uncoupled counterparts, and (d) that the properties of the non-relativistic limit of a dynamical equation may differ from those obtained when the li...

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University of Oxford
Oxford college:
Green College
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Humanities Division - Philosophy Faculty
Publisher:
Pergamon Publisher's website
Journal:
Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics Journal website
Volume:
34
Issue:
2
Pages:
161-187
Publication date:
2003-06-05
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ISSN:
1355-2198
URN:
uuid:a4f172eb-351c-4c39-8f74-a27f7c0238fa
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ora:4662

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