Fundamentals of Electromagnetic Field Theory

  • Wolfgang H. Müller
Part of the Solid Mechanics and Its Applications book series (SMIA, volume 210)


In this chapter we go beyond thermo-mechanics and extend continuum theory to electromagnetic fields. The emphasis is on a rational presentation of fundamental principles: What are the foundations of Maxwell’s equations, how can the occurring fields be measured, at least in principle, and how are they linked to each other? Moreover, the question regarding frame indifference of the equations and the transformation properties of the electromagnetic fields will be posed, which had already been answered before in context with the thermo-mechanical fields. This will lead us to the beginnings of relativistic field theories.


Transformation Rule Lorentz Transformation Transformation Property Current Potential Inertial System 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of MechanicsTechnical University of BerlinBerlinGermany

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