Maxwell Electrodynamics in Terms of Physical Potentials

@article{Majumdar2019MaxwellEI,
  title={Maxwell Electrodynamics in Terms of Physical Potentials},
  author={Parthasarathi Majumdar and Anarya Ray},
  journal={Symmetry},
  year={2019},
  volume={11},
  pages={915}
}
A fully relativistically covariant and manifestly gauge-invariant formulation of classical Maxwell electrodynamics is presented, purely in terms of gauge-invariant potentials without entailing any gauge fixing. We show that the inhomogeneous equations satisfied by the physical scalar and vector potentials (originally discovered by Maxwell) have the same symmetry as the isometry of Minkowski spacetime, thereby reproducing Einstein’s incipient approach leading to his discovery of special… 
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