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ERIC Number: EJ819220
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Nov
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 4
ISSN: ISSN-0143-0807
Apparent Paradoxes in Classical Electrodynamics: A Fluid Medium in an Electromagnetic Field
Kholmetskii, A. L.; Yarman, T.
European Journal of Physics, v29 n6 1127-1134 Nov 2008
In this paper we analyse a number of teaching paradoxes of classical electrodynamics, dealing with the relativistic transformation of energy and momentum for a fluid medium in an external electromagnetic field. In particular, we consider a moving parallel plate charged capacitor, where the electric attraction of its plates is balanced by the pressure of gas convicted between the plates. (Contains 1 figure and 4 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
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