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By Harry F. Tiersten

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This tract is predicated on lecture notes for a direction in mechanics that has been provided at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute off and on for the prior 20 years. The path is meant to supply graduate scholars in mechanics with an knowing of electromagnetism and get ready them for reports at the interplay of the electrical and magnetic fields with deformable reliable continua. As such, it really is valuable that the excellence among particle and continuum descriptions of topic be conscientiously made and that the excellence among that that's inherently linear and that that is intrinsically nonlinear be essentially delineated. each attainable attempt has been made on my half to accomplish those ends. I desire to recognize the contributions of a few scholars and school who attended the lectures through the years and who, by way of their questions and proposals, considerably more desirable many of the sections. This preface wouldn't be entire if i didn't indicate that my curiosity in electromagnetism used to be initiated and my perspective in the direction of the improvement of the equations was once inspired by means of lectures given via the past due Professor R.D. Mindlin at Columbia collage within the overdue nineteen fifties. i want to thank Professor C. Truesdell for his precious feedback, which i think considerably greater the readability and clarity of the creation, and Dr. M.G. Ancona for his remark about the readability of an enormous aspect in Sec. 1.1.

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The expression for a couple C about 0 exerted by a force g located a distance r from 0 is C=r x g. 2) to Figure 16 in the manner stated, we obtain C= la x qE = qia x E = m x E. 7), we obtain C= Iv P x EdV = Iv cdV. 5) where Ci is an axial vector representing the torque density and eijk is the skew symmetric tensor. 1). 1 Energy Resulting from Distributions of Charge This brings us to a consideration of electrostatic energy. , by considering the energy associated with a collection of point charges q(n).

U. 3) we already have [qe] =L3/2Ml/2T-l =~(ML)1/2. 1. The Magnetic Force Law 51 which shows that the ratio is a velocity. Moreover, measurement shows that this velocity is the speed of light c = 3 X 10 10 em/sec. u. of current corresponds to 10 amps. 8) dF(PQ) #- - dF(QP). However, when the total force F P is determined by integrating over both complete current loops, we find that the law of action and reaction is satisfied for the interaction of the two complete circuits. 1) and integrating over both current loops to obtain F(PQ)= IPI Qf.

2) which clearly may be written in the entirely equivalent form o/i = 1. 2q (1) (q(2) 1 (N) + Iq r 12 q(3) + r 13 + (1) q(2) (q Nt + N2 r r ... q(N)) 1N r + ... 1. (2)(q(1) + 2q q(N-1) ) + r N(N - 1) r • 21 q(3) ... q(N)) . + r 23 + ---uv + ... 3) 38 5. 4) n=l where cp(n) is the electric potential at the position of the nth charge due to all the other charges. At this point before proceeding we note a very important fact concerning a conceptual difference between the discrete point charge description (or approach) and the continuous distributed charge density (or field theoretic) approach (description).

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