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four-vector

[′fȯr ‚vek·tər]
(relativity)
A set of four quantities which transform under a Lorentz transformation in the same way as the three space coordinates and the time coordinate of an event. Also known as Lorentz four-vector.
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2 Maxwell's equations and the current density four-vector
micro]] and using the Lorentz condition of (16), we obtain the well-known wave equation for the four-vector potential [14, see pp.
Using (20) into (17) and making use of the Lorentz condition, the wave equation for the four-vector potential becomes
Proper treatment of the general case requires that the current density four-vector be proportional to the RHS of (21) as follows ([[F.
In Chapter 2, the four-vector representation of events will be introduced.