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Homework Help: Maxwell Stress Tensor

  1. May 9, 2008 #1
    Consider a particle with charge q in an static, homogeneous electric field. Using the fact that the net force on the particle in the surface integral of the Maxwell Stress Tensor, and assuming the surface is a sphere around this particle:

    a) Find the net force on the particle (This part I can do)

    b) Show that this approach can be applied even if the external magnetic field is not homogeneous and time dependent.


    F = Int (T[ij] S)

    I am not really how to go about doing the second part. Do I break up the electric field into its vector components?

    Thanks

    Regards,
    The Keck
     
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