Group of Transformations with Respect to the Counterpart of Rapidity and Related Field Equations
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- Relativistic dynamics; inertial mass; rapidity; co-rapidity; energy-momentum; Lorentz-group; electromagnetic field; notoph field
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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TY - JOUR AU - Adán R. Rodríguez-Domínguez AU - Alejandro Martínez-González PY - 2012 DA - 2012/12/31 TI - Group of Transformations with Respect to the Counterpart of Rapidity and Related Field Equations JO - Journal of Nonlinear Mathematical Physics SP - 580 EP - 594 VL - 19 IS - 4 SN - 1776-0852 UR - https://doi.org/10.1142/S1402925112500349 DO - 10.1142/S1402925112500349 ID - Rodríguez-Domínguez2012 ER -