publication . Doctoral thesis . 2017

Coupling of continuum mechanics and electrodynamics:an investigation of electromagnetic force models by means of experiments and selected problems

Reich, Felix Alexander;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2017
  • Publisher: Technische Universität Berlin
  • Country: Germany
Abstract
In the literature, many models of electromagnetic momentum are proposed. Each model implies a form of the electromagnetic force density, which acts as a source in the mechanical momentum balance. The debate as to which model of the electromagnetic force is "correct" for arbitrary materials and processes is ongoing. Most authors argue in favor or against specific models by virtue of thought experiments, e.g, with light waves. The topic of this work is to show that experiments conducted on a macro scale can conclusively eliminate models from the pool of generally applicable force models. Any electromagnetic force model predicts a total force that acts on a body as...
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