The article presents a simple, rigorous approach to introduce electromagnetic theory derived from a new, fundamental form of Gauss's law using only the basic space-time transformation relations of special relativity. More advanced concepts of relativistic mechanics, such as the transformation of mass, momentum, and force, are not necessary in this development, resulting in a simple theory. The material fills an educational need to introduce the modern theory of relativity into the teaching of engineering electromagnetics. The approach is suitable for a senior (even a junior) undergraduate and an introductory graduate engineering class, depending on the level of depth and rigor.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering