The Retardation Condition

Mathias Frisch

in Inconsistency, Asymmetry, and Non-Locality

Published in print May 2005 | ISBN: 9780195172157
Published online April 2005 | e-ISBN: 9780199835294 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Studies in the Philosophy of Science

 The Retardation Condition

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This chapter examines the most promising answer to the puzzle of the arrow of radiation. This solution appeals to the retardation condition, according to which the field associated with a charged particle is a diverging wave. This condition is best viewed as a time-asymmetric constraint.

Keywords: puzzle; arrow of radiation; retardation condition; charged particle; time-asymmetric constraint

Chapter.  11229 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Science

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