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ERIC Number: EJ931774
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jul
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 14
ISSN: ISSN-0143-0807
Electromagnetic Force on a Moving Dipole
Kholmetskii, Alexander L.; Missevitch, Oleg V.; Yarman, T.
European Journal of Physics, v32 n4 p873-881 Jul 2011
We analyse the force acting on a moving dipole due to an external electromagnetic field and show that the expression derived in Vekstein (1997 "Eur. J. Phys." 18 113) is erroneous and suggest the correct equation for the description of this force. We also discuss the physical meaning of the relativistic transformation of current for a closed circuit and carry out the analysis of a number of particular physical problems, which are important from the educational viewpoint. (Contains 4 footnotes and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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