Retardation and relativity: The case of a moving line charge

  title={Retardation and relativity: The case of a moving line charge},
  author={O. Jefimenko},
  journal={American Journal of Physics},
  • O. Jefimenko
  • Published 1995
  • Physics
  • American Journal of Physics
  • The electric and magnetic fields of a line charge of finite length uniformly moving along its axis are derived by using retarded field integrals and also by using transformation equations of the special relativity theory. Both derivations yield the same field equations, although the derivation methods are drastically different. In particular, whereas transformation equations generally associated with Lorentz length contraction are crucial for the relativistic derivation, Lorentz contraction is… CONTINUE READING
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