Disclaimer: Please read in the following formulas ##E/c^2## instead of ##m##, because W. Rindler used relativistic mass, what might be confusing with today's usage of the term "mass".
I am reading the chapter "38. The formal structure of Maxwell's theory" in Wolfgang Rinder's book "Introduction...
I joined an article by Davis and Onoochin. I have troubles to understanding his critic of the conventional field momentum interpretation (sec. 3). More precisely, while I am able to check that eq. (23) is true, and that the field is of the order ##1/r^5##, I don't understand in which way this...
I'm preparing for exam but it seems I can't find problems similar to this on the internet.
Here I will apply Gauss's law on the electric field vector to get the charge density. but the problem is that I can't find similar examples on the internet that uses direct vectors on Maxwell's equations...
1- Write down the complete MAXWELL equations in differential form and the material equations.
2- An infinitely extensive area is homogeneously filled with a material with a location-dependent permittivity. There are charges in the area. Give the Maxwell equations and material equations of...
If so, what will I measure in the Ampermeter, the zero total current or the value of the conduction current?
I was thinking of the following example- a circuit consist of a current source, an Ampermeter, a switch, and a semiconductor. The semiconductor can have both conduction and displacement...
In order to calculate for the curl of the induced electric field for a loop moving in a uniform magnetic field, and using the cylindrical coordinate system for a curl, it's my understanding that since the B field is in the 𝑧̂ direction, then so is the partial time derivative of B, and therefore...
Homework Statement
Use Maxwell's equations to elaborate an coherent explication of why electromagnetic waves propagate independently of the source that produces them.
Homework Equations
Maxwell's equations in vacuum:
##\nabla * E=0##
##\nabla * B=0##
##\nabla \times E = -\frac{\partial...
The permittivity of free space, ε0, is usually given without any derivation or historical context as to how it was experimentally determined.
Could you explain to me how the value of ε0 was first determined experimentally or provide a resource that gives such a derivation?
Thanks!
Homework Statement
A plane electromagnetic wave travels upward. At t = 0, x = 0, its electric field has the value E = 5 V/m and points eastward. What is the wave's magnetic field at t = 0, x = 0?
Homework Equations
B=B init. sin(kx-wt)
E=E inti. sin(kx-wt)
E=cB
The Attempt at a Solution
I am...
Homework Statement
From an original surface current ##\vec{K}=K\hat{\phi}## on a finite solenoid, I got ##\vec{B}=\mu_{0}Kf(z)\hat{k}##, for ##r<R##. Assuming that ##\vec{K}## now slowly oscillates in time such as: ##\vec{K(t)}=K_{0}\cos\left(\omega t\right)\hat{\phi}##, so that I still can use...
What I've read on the Michelson/Morley experiment explains that it made the idea of the luminiferous aether seem less likely, but I don't think I've ever seen an explanation of why everyone didn't just assume that light follows normal Newtonian relativity. What I mean is this: according to...