Journal of Nonlinear Mathematical Physics

Volume 19, Issue 4, December 2012, Pages 580 - 594

Group of Transformations with Respect to the Counterpart of Rapidity and Related Field Equations

Authors
Adán R. Rodríguez-Domínguez
Instituto de Física, Universidad Autónoma de San Luis Potosí, Av. Manuel Nava 6, Zona Universitaria, 78290 San Luis Potosí, SLP, México, adnrdz@ifisica.uaslp.mx
Alejandro Martínez-González
Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad Autónoma de San Luis Potosí, Lat. Av. Salvador Nava s/n, CP 78290, San Luis Potosí, SLP, México
Received 6 July 2012, Accepted 6 September 2012, Available Online 31 December 2012.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1142/S1402925112500349How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Relativistic dynamics, inertial mass, rapidity, co-rapidity, energy-momentum, Lorentz-group, electromagnetic field, notoph field
Abstract

The Lorentz-group of transformations usually consists of linear transformations of the coordinates, keeping as invariant the norm of the four-vector in (Minkowski) space-time. Besides those linear transformations, one may construct different forms of nonlinear transformations of the coordinates keeping unchanged that respective invariant. In this paper we explore nonlinear transformations of second-order which have a natural interpretation within the framework of Yamaleev's concept of the counterpart of rapidity (co-rapidity). The purpose of developed concept is to show that the formulae for energy and momentum of the relativistic particle become regular near the zero-mass and speed of light states. Furthermore, in a covariant formulation, the co-rapidity is presented as a four-vector which admits an extension of the Lorentz-group of transformations. In this paper we additionally show, that in the same way as the rapidity is related to the electromagnetic field, the co-rapidity is related to the field of strengths, which are given by a four-vector. The corresponding equations of such a field are also constructed.

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Journal
Journal of Nonlinear Mathematical Physics
Volume-Issue
19 - 4
Pages
580 - 594
Publication Date
2012/12
ISSN (Online)
1776-0852
ISSN (Print)
1402-9251
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1142/S1402925112500349How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2012 The Authors. Published by Atlantis Press and Taylor & Francis
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC 4.0 license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/).

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