Classical Physics


The Detected Direction of the Force Onto a Permanent Magnet, Caused by the Displacement Current in a Wire Gap, Supports Weber Electrodynamics

Authors: Steffen Kühn

This article compares Maxwell's electrodynamics with the almost forgotten Weber electrodynamics as test theory by means of an easily reproducible and simple experiment. For this purpose, it is first theoretically inferred in two different ways that when charging a specially designed capacitor with a current source because of the displacement current a force should occur onto a permanent magnet between the plates, which is diametrically different in its direction in both theories. Subsequently, the experimental setup is described and, based on the results, it is determined that nature seems to follow Weber's law of force in this case. The result shows furthermore that Maxwell's magnetostatics can lead to false predictions under specific everyday conditions.

Comments: 10 Pages. Vector arrows were partially no longer recognizable as vectors after the switching to bold font.

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[v1] 2019-04-22 11:53:43
[v2] 2019-04-25 10:04:42
[v3] 2019-06-26 04:30:04
[v4] 2019-08-07 04:21:08

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