# Relativistic analysis of the dielectric Einstein box: Abraham, Minkowski and total energy-momentum tensors

@article{Ramos2011RelativisticAO, title={Relativistic analysis of the dielectric Einstein box: Abraham, Minkowski and total energy-momentum tensors}, author={Tom{\'a}s Ramos and Guillermo F. Rubilar and Yuri N. Obukhov}, journal={Physics Letters A}, year={2011}, volume={375}, pages={1703-1709} }

## 35 Citations

First principles approach to the Abraham–Minkowski controversy for the momentum of light in general linear non-dispersive media

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We study the problem of the definition of the energy–momentum tensor of light in general moving non-dispersive media with linear constitutive law. Using the basic principles of classical field…

Can the Abraham Light Momentum and Energy in a Medium Constitute a Lorentz Four-Vector?

- Physics
- 2013

By analyzing the Einstein-box thought experiment with the principle
of relativity, it is shown that Abraham’s light momentum and energy in a medium
cannot constitute a Lorentz four-vector, and they…

Symmetric energy-momentum tensor: The Abraham form and the explicitly covariant formula

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We compare the known in literature, explicitly covariant 4-dimensional formula for the symmetric energy-momentum tensor of electromagnetic field in a medium and the energy-momentum tensor derived by…

Decomposition of the total momentum in a linear dielectric into field and matter components

- Physics
- 2013

The Role of Conservation Principles in the Abraham--Minkowski Controversy

- Physics
- 2016

The Abraham--Minkowski controversy refers to a long-standing inability to adequately address certain issues involving the conservation of the momentum of an electromagnetic field in a linear…

Is Einstein’s Special Relativity Wrong?

- PhysicsSSRN Electronic Journal
- 2020

The paper investigates physical parameters and the path of the movement of the particles in the spacetime and shows that special relativity is incomplete. The special relativity does not explain the…

Axiomatic geometrical optics, Abraham-Minkowski controversy, and photon properties derived classically

- Physics
- 2012

By restating geometrical optics within the eld-theoretical approach, the classical concept of a photon in arbitrary dispersive medium is introduced, and photon properties are calculated…

Electromagnetic angular momentum in quasi-static conditions

- Physics
- 2017

The correct definition of electromagnetic momentum in matter, either Abraham’s gA = (1/4πc) (E × H), or Minkowski’s gM = (1/4πc) (D × B) has been a theme of controversy for a century. Therefore, we…

Alternative formulation of the macroscopic field equations in a linear magneto-dielectric medium: Lagrangian field theory and spacetime setting

- Physics
- 2017

We use Lagrangian field theory to derive an alternative formulation of the field equations for macroscopic electromagnetic fields in a linear magneto-dielectric medium. The unique feature of the…

Plane wave in a moving medium and resolution of the Abraham-Minkowski debate by the special principle of relativity

- Physics
- 2011

In this paper, a novel approach for resolution of the Abraham-Minkowski debate is proposed, in which the principle of relativity is used to uniquely determine the light momentum formulation for a…

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