Classical Physics


A New Approach to Obtaining the Energy-Momentum Tensor in Electrodynamics, the Energy Structure of the Electromagnetic Radiation and Electromagnetic Forces in a Continuous Medium

Authors: Yurii A. Spirichev

The article describes a new approach to obtaining the energy-momentum tensor of electromagnetic field in medium without the use of Maxwell's equations and Poynting theorem. The energy-momentum tensor has new qualities and consequences. Its linear invariant is Lagrange density of the electromagnetic field. From the tensor follows the equation of conservation of energy density, the equation of flux energy density and wave equations for these energy values. Wave equation for momentum density describes simultaneous transfer of momentum and angular momentum regardless of radiation polarization. From the tensor follow the balance equations of the electromagnetic forces for the momentum density in the forms of the Minkowski and Abraham, which proves their equality and mutual supplementation. Equation for Abraham force is obtained as well. It is shown that its divergence is equal to zero. Tensor and the balance equations of electromagnetic forces in a continuous medium are derived

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[v1] 2017-03-25 09:33:56
[v2] 2017-04-04 11:10:49 (removed)
[v3] 2018-02-26 09:12:15

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