Thursday, May 24, 2012

No Incompatibility Between Lorentz Force Law And Special Relativity

If you had missed the brouhaha surrounding the publication of the paper in PRL about an "incontrovertible" evidence of the incompatibility between the well-known Lorentz force law and Special Relativity, then you must have been asleep the past few weeks.

In any case, I've updated the blog entry that mentioned this topic a while back, and there are already several rebuttals appearing everywhere that countered the original argument. I highlighted two of them at the bottom of the blog entry, just in case you haven't caught up in the latest development. The latest argument present by Griffiths and Hnizdo sounds very compelling.


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