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Special Relativity - Lorentz Force Law

  1. Nov 17, 2009 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data


    Show that the 4-force law: F_u=q/c E_{uv}U^v leads to the usual Lorentz force law.


    2. Relevant equations

    F = E + v x B.

    3. The attempt at a solution


    What's U?
     
  2. jcsd
  3. Nov 17, 2009 #2
    Uv looks like a four velocity with a raised index. What is Euv?
     
  4. Nov 18, 2009 #3
    I have no idea, the question doesn't say.
     
  5. Nov 25, 2009 #4
    Anyone else have an idea?
     
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