The Dubious Authority of Maxwell’s Equations in Free Space
preprintposted on 19.07.2021, 13:42 by Charles MacCluerCharles MacCluer
Because of the differential homogeneity of Maxwell's equations in free space, each solution can be additively perturbed in infinitely many ways into a physically unreasonable solution. Thus to be a solution holds no cachet. In particular, the traditional first example --- the uniform plane wave --- must be considered as only a metaphor.