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# Lorentz Gauge Condition

In electromagnetism, the**Lorenz gauge**,

**Lorentz Condition**or

**Lorenz gauge condition**is a partial gauge fixing of the electromagnetic vector potential?. The condition is that ??. This does not completely fix the gauge: one can still make a gauge transformation where is a harmonic scalar function? (that is, a scalar function? satisfying , the equation of a massless scalar field?).

The

**Lorenz condition?**is used to eliminate the redundant spin-0 component in the (1/2,1/2) representation of the Lorentz group?. It is equally used for massive spin-1 fields where the concept of gauge transformations does not apply at all.

The

**Lorenz condition?**is named after Ludvig Lorenz. It is a

**Lorentz invariant condition**, and is frequently called the "

**Lorentz condition**" because of confusion with Hendrik Lorentz, after whom Lorentz covariance? is named. Wikipedia, Lorentz Condition

See Also

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**Lorenz condition?**

**Lorentz**

**Lorentz Force**

**Ludvig Lorenz**

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