How to derive Maxwell stress-energy tensor

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The problem statement is:

Assuming that we are in vacuum, and that the only work done between mechanical systems and
electricity and magnetism comes from the Lorentz force, give a full, relativistic derivation of the
Maxwell stress-energy tensor.
 

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ZetaOfThree
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Can you show us what you know and what you've done so far?
 
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i know the answer should be this

But the question is "how to derive that", our class have finished Griffiths Electrodynamics chapter 12 (relativity in electrodynamics) and now doing chapter 8 (conservation law). I really don't know where to get started.

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ZetaOfThree
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Well, my hint to you would be read the chapter... there you'll find a lot of help.
 

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