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Question on lienard wiechert potentials

  1. Sep 13, 2015 #1
    Do the lienard wiechert potentials always give the same result as coulumb law+lorentz transformations?
     
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  3. Sep 13, 2015 #2

    vanhees71

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    Of course not. The Coulomb law+Lorentz transformations only works if the particle moves with constant velocity. Of course, this is quite a lot easier to calculate for this special case, but otherwise you need the Lienard Wiechert potentials.
     
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