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Asymptotic Conservation Laws in Classical Field Theory
Physical Review Letters
  • Ian M. Anderson, Utah State University
  • Charles G Torre, Department of Physics, Utah State University
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Article
Publication Date
1-1-1996
DOI
10.1103/PhysRevLett.77.4109
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Abstract
A new, general, field theoretic approach to the derivation of asymptotic conservation laws is presented. In this approach asymptotic conservation laws are constructed directly from the field equations according to a universal prescription which does not rely upon the existence of Noether identities or any Lagrangian or Hamiltonian formalisms. The resulting general expressions of the conservation laws enjoy important invariance properties and synthesize all known asymptotic conservation laws, such as the Arnowitt-Deser-Misner energy in general relativity.
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Published by the American Physical Society in Physical Review Letters. Publisher PDF available for download through link above.

Citation Information
Anderson, I., & Torre, C. (1996). Asymptotic Conservation Laws in Classical Field Theory. Physical Review Letters, 77, 4109-4113. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.77.4109