Maxwell's Equations, the Relativity Principle and the Objectivity of Measurement
2018-01-22
Buenker
Robert J.
Prof. Dr.
Buenker, Robert J.
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<p> The interpretation of the velocity parameter in Maxwell's equations and the Lorentz Force law is
examined. It is shown that the predicted trajectories of electrons in an electromagnetic field
depend on the state of motion of the observer. This ambiguity can be removed by assuming that
the origin of the field is the unique reference system for determining the electron velocity in
these equations. The same convention is recommended for the definition of the momentum of
particles in general. Accordingly, it is assumed that observers will only disagree on the results of
measurements because they employ different systems of physical units in their respective rest
frames. This situation needs to be recognized in applying Galileo's Relativity Principle (RP),
particularly with respect to the transformation properties of physical laws in different rest frames.
Maxwell's equations
Lorentz Force law
four-vectors
asymmetric time dilation
GPS-Lorentz transformation (GPS-LT)
amended version of the Relativity Principle
objectivity of measurement
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