Evidence for Maxwell’s equations, fields, force laws and alternative theories of classical electrodynamics

  title={Evidence for Maxwell’s equations, fields, force laws and alternative theories of classical electrodynamics},
  author={Max M. Tran},
  journal={European Journal of Physics},
  • M. Tran
  • Published 15 October 2018
  • Physics
  • European Journal of Physics
The set of equations known today as Maxwell’s equations along with a few constitutive equations lie at the heart of classical electromagnetism. A common misconception held by many is that Maxwell’s equations are essential, and that classical electromagnetic theory is settled science and is no longer an active field of investigations. We will review the four Maxwell’s equations and related equations, their supporting experimental evidence, the field concept, and the Lorentz and Ritz force laws… 
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