Nonlocal electrodynamics of accelerated systems

  title={Nonlocal electrodynamics of accelerated systems},
  author={Bahram Mashhoon},
  journal={Physics Letters A},
  • B. Mashhoon
  • Published 9 February 2007
  • Physics
  • Physics Letters A

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