Nonlocal effects in classical and quantum theories

D. Wisnivesky*, Y. Aharonov

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Quantum effects of electromagnetic potentials are analyzed further. It is shown that other theories, both classical and quantum mechanical, exhibit analogous effects. Examples from classical general relativity, Yang-Mills theory, and quantum field theory are discussed. It is concluded that effects of this kind are not necessarily quantum mechanical in nature and not necessarily related to the appearance of non-gauge-invariant potentials in the formulation of the theory.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)479-492
Number of pages14
JournalAnnals of Physics
Issue number3
StatePublished - Dec 1967
Externally publishedYes


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