Can the future influence the present

  title={Can the future influence the present},
  author={R. D. Driver},
  journal={Physical Review D},
  • R. Driver
  • Published 15 February 1979
  • Mathematics
  • Physical Review D
One widely accepted model of classical electrodynamics assumes that a moving charged particle produces both retarded and advanced fields. This formulation first appeared at least 75 years ago. It was popularized in the 1940's by work of Wheeler and Feynman. But the most fundamental question associated with the model has remained unanswered: When (if ever) does the two-body problem have a unique solution? The present paper gives an answer in one special case. Imagine two identical charged… 
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