G. Lamé vs. J.C. Maxwell: How to Reconcile Them?

  • Antonio DiCarlo
Part of the Mathematics in Industry book series (MATHINDUSTRY, volume 4)


Nowadays, after more than a century of inconsiderate divergence between electromagnetic and mechanical field theories, we find it hard to bring them together. This can be best exemplified by the problematic status of the electrodynamics of deformable media. The blame can be laid mainly on the limitations of the underlying theoretical frameworks and on the practitioners’ education, too narrow to bridge the gap between them. I would like to concentrate here on the first problem—even though I am convinced that the second one carries more weight.


Force Density Rational Physic Test Velocity Electromagnetic Field Theory Body Manifold 
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  • Antonio DiCarlo
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  1. 1.Mathematical Structures of Materials Physics at DiSUniversità degli Studi “Roma Tre”RomaItaly

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