 
Summary: arXiv:0706.3989v1[physics.histph]27Jun2007
HansJšurgen Treder and the discovery of
confinement in Einstein's unified field theory
Salvatore Antoci
Dipartimento di Fisica "A. Volta" and IPCF of CNR, Pavia, Italia
Dierck Ekkehard Liebscher
Astrophysikalisches Institut Potsdam, Potsdam, Deutschland
Abstract
In the year 1957, when interest in Einstein's unified field theory
was fading away for lack of understanding of its physical content,
Treder performed a momentous critical analysis of the possible defi
nitions of the electric fourcurrent in the theory. As an outcome of
this scrutiny he was able to prove by the E.I.H. method that prop
erly defined point charges, appended at the righthand side of the field
equation R[”
v
, ] = 0, interact mutually with Coulomblike forces, pro
vided that a mutual force independent of distance is present too. This
unwanted, but unavoidable addition, could not but lay further disbelief
on the efforts initiated by Einstein and Schršodinger one decade earlier.
