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ERIC Number: EJ825948
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jan
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 20
ISSN: ISSN-0143-0807
The Covariant Formulation of Maxwell's Equations Expressed in a Form Independent of Specific Units
Heras, Jose A.; Baez, G.
European Journal of Physics, v30 n1 p23-33 Jan 2009
The covariant formulation of Maxwell's equations can be expressed in a form independent of the usual systems of units by introducing the constants alpha, beta and gamma into these equations. Maxwell's equations involving these constants are then specialized to the most commonly used systems of units: Gaussian, SI and Heaviside-Lorentz by giving the constants alpha, beta and gamma the values appropriate to each system. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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