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Energy and linear and angular momenta in simple electromagnetic systems
Author(s): Masud Mansuripur
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Paper Abstract

We present examples of simple electromagnetic systems in which energy, linear momentum, and angular momentum exhibit interesting behavior. The systems are sufficiently simple to allow exact solutions of Maxwell’s equations in conjunction with the electrodynamic laws of force, torque, energy, and momentum. In all the cases examined, conservation of energy and momentum is confirmed.

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Date Published: 25 August 2015
PDF: 24 pages
Proc. SPIE 9548, Optical Trapping and Optical Micromanipulation XII, 95480K (25 August 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2187550
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Masud Mansuripur, The Univ. of Arizona (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9548:
Optical Trapping and Optical Micromanipulation XII
Kishan Dholakia; Gabriel C. Spalding, Editor(s)

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