ERIC Number: EJ844007
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jul
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 19
How to Obtain the Covariant Form of Maxwell's Equations from the Continuity Equation
Heras, Jose A.
European Journal of Physics, v30 n4 p845-854 Jul 2009
The covariant Maxwell equations are derived from the continuity equation for the electric charge. This result provides an axiomatic approach to Maxwell's equations in which charge conservation is emphasized as the fundamental axiom underlying these equations.
Descriptors: Energy, Equations (Mathematics), Science Instruction, Energy Conservation, Scientific Principles, Undergraduate Study, College Science
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