(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); The setup for one magnet

Introduce a magnet:

Inertial Frame 1 (or lab frame)

A frame where a magnet is seen to move with uniform velocityvand carries a uniform polarizationPwhile a point charge Q is seen to be stationary at time t=0.

Inertial Frame 2 (or material frame)

A frame where a magnet is observed to have a uniform magnetizationM', while possessing no polarization (P'=0), and is seen to be stationary at time t'=0.

The polarization of the Magnet in Inertial Frame 1

This polarization manifests as an apparent charge separation.

The polarization of the Magnet inInertial Frame 2

This polarization does not exist so no apparent charge separation manifests.

The electric field of the Magnet in Inertial Frame 1

This electric fieldEexists. It is the sum of both a solenoidal field and an irrotational field. The polarizationPis responsible for the irrotational field only.

The electric field of the Magnet in Inertial Frame 2

This electric fieldE'does not exist (E'=0).

Introduce a point charge:

The point charge Q in Inertial Frame 1

This charge Q is not a point-like current element (yet was and will be).

The point charge Q in Inertial Frame 2

This charge Q is a point-like current element.

The setup for a system of magnets

Suppose that instead of one magnet we had a system of magnets, analyzed inInertial Frame 1. Suppose that in this system of magnets, all the solenoidal fields contributing to the magnets' electric fieldEwere canceled. So we have a constant magnetic fieldBdue to this ensemble of magnets. What remains are only the irrotational fields contributing to the electric fieldE. So we have polarizationsP_{i}due to magnets with velocitiesv_{i}and "rest" magnetizationsM'_{i}.

Let's consider a special case of the above: a perfectly-symmetric cylinder magnet of finite length lined up with the z-axis and spinning only on the z-axis at constant angular velocity. The polarizationsP_{i}observed in the non-rotating frame are cylindrically-symmetric in their distribution and are perpendicular to the axis of rotation at all points within the cylinder magnet. The result is an effective density of charge on the surface of the cylindrical magnet, with an equal and opposite charge within the interior of the magnet.

Let's consider a special case of the above: the cylinder magnet is now also centered on the origin of a cylindrical coordinate system, where the geometric center of the cylinder is located at point (0,0,0), while the charge Q is located at any point outside the cylinder where z=0. In the non-rotating frame, the charge Q is subject to the electric fieldEwhich lacks any component in z.

Let's consider a special case of the above: let's have the motion of the charge Q start off with an arbitrarily small velocity with no z component. The magnetic field of the cylinder magnet causes the charge Q to gyrate in the plane z=0. The magnetic field performs no work on the charge. The cylinder magnet is rotating, so it does produce an electric fieldE. The charge Q experiences an additional force, radial to the z-axis.

Considering different rates of rotation

Let's consider a set of special cases of the above: each member of the set of special cases differs by the rotational frequency of the cylinder magnet. The electric field of the cylinder magnet depends on terms on the order of O(v/c), but the magnetic field of the cylinder does not depend on terms on the order of O(v/c). The Barnett effect which is of order O(v/c) is excluded by the additional requirement that the magnetic susceptibility is zero within all points of the cylinder magnet.

Let's now consider a case which transitions between members of this set of special cases: the cylinder magnet is rotated around the z-axis at a steadily-increasing rotational frequency. The result is that the magnitudes of polarizationsP_{i}increase with the rotational frequency and the charge Q is subjected to a stronger and stronger electric fieldE.

Let's consider a special case of the above: the electric fieldEat plane z=0 is directed so as to cause the charge Q to move away from the axis, towards infinity. Thus, the amount of work per unit distance traveled that the electric fieldEperforms on the charge Q can in principle be integrated along the path undertaken by that charge. The work done is a function of the rotational velocity of the cylinder magnet. Therefore, the electric potential energy of the charge Q with respect to the cylinder magnet is a direct function of the cylinder magnet's polarizationsP_{i}.

It would stand to reason that in order to increase the electric potential energy of Q with respect to the cylinder magnet, some additional sort of mechanical resistance to rotational frequency changes of the magnet should exist which must somehow depend on the location and magnitude of charge Q. However, in the literature, there is the concept of hidden momentum. A corollary of hidden momentum is hidden forces, or simply the time-derivative of the hidden momentum.

Some relevant articles:

The bottom line: It is unclear to me that as to whether the magnet would experience an additional sort of mechanical resistance to rotational frequency changes because of the position and magnitude of charge Q, requiring an external force to counteract, rather than some internal "hidden force".

- "Fields and Moments of a Moving Electric Dipole"

by V. Hnizdo and Kirk T. McDonald

http://www.hep.princeton.edu/~mcdonald/examples/movingdipole.pdf- "On the Electrodynamics of Moving Permanent Dipoles in External Electromagnetic Fields"

by Masud Mansuripur

https://arxiv.org/pdf/1409.4796.pdf- "Torque on a moving electric/magnetic dipole"

by A. L. Kholmetskii, O. V. Missevitch, and T. Yarman

http://www.jpier.org/PIERB/pierb45/05.12082105.pdf

Sincerely,

Kevin M.

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