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Electrodynamic forces in elastic matter

@article{Antoci1999ElectrodynamicFI,
  title={Electrodynamic forces in elastic matter},
  author={Salvatore Antoci and L. Mihich},
  journal={arXiv: Classical Physics},
  year={1999}
}
A macroscopic theory for the dynamics of elastic, isotropic matter in presence of electromagnetic fields is proposed here. We avail of Gordon's general relativistic derivation of Abraham's electromagnetic energy tensor as starting point. The necessary description of the elastic and of the inertial behaviour of matter is provided through a four dimensional generalisation of Hooke's law, made possible by the introduction of a four dimensional ``displacement'' vector. As intimated by Nordstroem… 

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