Classical Physics


On the Choice of the Energy-Momentum Tensor in Electrodynamics and Force Abraham

Authors: Yurii A. Spirichev

The article deals with the choice of the energy-momentum tensor in electrodynamics. Considered the electromagnetic force in a continuous medium of the following Minkowski and Abraham tensors. From Minkowski tensor the equations of conservation of energy-momentum density, density of electromagnetic force balance in a continuous medium and the equation for the Abraham force. It is shown that it is equal to zero when choosing a canonical material equations. It is shown that the equivalence of the Minkowski momentum density and Abraham. Arguments in favor of a unique choice of the tensor of the Minkowski and Abraham tensor incomplete.

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[v1] 2017-01-24 13:33:18
[v2] 2017-04-04 11:43:56

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