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One of the important ways development takes place in mathematics is via a process of generalization. On the basis of a recent characterization of this process we propose a principle that generalizations of mathematical structures that are already part of successful physical theories serve as good guides for the development of new physical theories. The… (More)
We investigate in detail the problem of constructing magnetic monopole solutions within the finite-range electrodynamics (i.e., electrodynamics with non-zero photon mass, which is the simplest extension of the standard theory ; it is fully compatible with the experiment). We first analyze the classical electrodynamics with the additional terms describing… (More)
By considering representation theory for non-associative algebras we construct the fundamental and adjoint representations of the octonion algebra. We then show how these representations by associative matrices allow a consistent octonionic gauge theory to be realized. We find that non-associativity implies the existence of new terms in the transformation… (More)
We study a novel type of extensions of the Standard Model which include a hard mass term for the U(1) gauge field and, optionally, the additional scalar multiplets spontaneously violating the electric charge conservation. Contrary to the case of abelian massive electrodynamics, in these theories the massive-ness of photon necessarily implies… (More)
The modifications induced in the standard weak-lensing formula if Newtonian gravity differs from inverse square law at large distances are studied. The possibility of putting bounds on the mass of gravitons from lensing data is explored. A bound on graviton mass, esitmated to be about 100 Mpc −1 is obtained from analysis of some recent data on gravitational… (More)
The violation of the Jacobi identity by the presence of magnetic charge is accomodated by using an explicitly nonassociative theory of octonionic fields. It is found that the dynamics of this theory is simplified if the Lagrangian contains only dyonic charges, but certain problems in the constrained quanti-sation remain. The extension of these concepts to… (More)
We present some striking global consequences of a model quaternionic quantum field theory which is locally complex. We show how making the quater-nionic structure a dynamical quantity naturally leads to the prediction of cosmic strings and non-baryonic hot dark matter candidates.
Using the framework of Nambu's generalised mechanics, we obtain a new description of constrained Hamiltonian dynamics, involving the introduction of another degree of freedom in phase space, and the necessity of defining the action integral on a world sheet. We also discuss the problem of quantising Nambu mechanics.
We analyze the role played by the gauge invariance for the existence of Dirac monopole. To this end, we consider the electrodynamics with massive photon and ask if the magnetic charge can be introduced there. We show that the derivation of the Dirac quantization condition based on the angular momentum algebra cannot be generalized to the case of massive… (More)
An ansatz is presented for a possible non-associative deformation of the standard Yang-Mills type gauge theories. An explicit algebraic structure for the deformed gauge symmetry is put forward and the resulting gauge theory developed. The non-associative deformation is constructed in such a way that an apparently associative Lie algebraic structure is… (More)