On the evolutionary form of the constraints in electrodynamics

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The constraint equations in Maxwell theory are investigated. In analogy with some recent results on the constraints of general relativity, it is shown, regardless of the signature and dimension of the ambient space, that the "divergence of a vector field"-type constraint can always be put into linear first order hyperbolic form for which the global existence and uniqueness of solutions to an initial-boundary value problem are guaranteed.

Original languageEnglish
Article number10
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2019


  • Constraint equations
  • Evolutionary equations
  • Maxwell theory

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science (miscellaneous)
  • Chemistry (miscellaneous)
  • Mathematics(all)
  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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