# Classical Electrodynamics in Terms of Direct Interparticle Action

@article{Wheeler1949ClassicalEI, title={Classical Electrodynamics in Terms of Direct Interparticle Action}, author={John Archibald Wheeler and Richard Phillips Feynman}, journal={Reviews of Modern Physics}, year={1949}, volume={21}, pages={425-433} }

Many of our present hopes to understand the
behavior of matter and energy rely upon the
notion of field. Consequently it may be appropriate to
re-examine critically the origin and use of this century old
concept. This idea developed in the study of classical
electromagnetism at a time when it was considered
appropriate to treat electric charge as a continuous
substance. It is not obvious that general acceptance in
the early 1800's of the principle of the atomicity of
electric charge…

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