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dc.contributor.authorHehl, F. W. (Friedrich W.), 1937-eng
dc.date.issued2008eng
dc.descriptionhttp://www3.interscience.wiley.com/cgi-bin/fulltext/121382704/PDFSTARTeng
dc.description.abstractIn December 1907, Minkowski expressed the Maxwell equations in the very beautiful and compact 4-dimensional form: lor f = −s, lor F∗ = 0. Here 'lor', an abbreviation of Lorentz, represents the 4-dimensional differential operator. We study Minkowski's derivation and show how these equations generalize to their modern premetric form in the framework of tensor and exterior calculus (valid also in general relativity). After mentioning some applications of premetric electrodynamics, we turn to Minkowski's discovery of the energy-momentum tensor of the electromagnetic field. We discuss how he arrived at it and how its premetric formulation looks like.eng
dc.description.sponsorshipAt an earlier stage, this work was supported partly by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (Bonn) with the grant HE 528/21-1.eng
dc.identifier.citationAnn. Phys. (Berlin) 17, No. 9 - 10, 691 - 704 (2008) / DOI 10.1002/andp.200810320eng
dc.identifier.issn1521-3889eng
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10355/5171eng
dc.languageEnglisheng
dc.publisherWiley-VCHeng
dc.relation.ispartofcollectionUniversity of Missouri--Columbia. College of Arts and Sciences. Department of Physics and Astronomy. Physics and Astronomy publicationseng
dc.source.urihttp://www3.interscience.wiley.com/cgi-bin/fulltext/121382704/PDFSTARTeng
dc.subjectclassical electrodynamicseng
dc.subjectMinkowskieng
dc.subjectpremetric electrodynamicseng
dc.subjectenergy-momentum tensoreng
dc.subject.lcshElectrodynamicseng
dc.subject.lcshMaxwell equationseng
dc.subject.lcshElectromagnetic theoryeng
dc.subject.lcshCalculus of tensorseng
dc.titleMaxwell's equations in Minkowski's world: their premetric generalization and the electromagnetic energy-momentum tensoreng
dc.typeArticleeng


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