Electricity and Magnetism

  • Dietrich Stauffer
  • H. Eugene Stanley
  • Annick Lesne
Part of the Graduate Texts in Physics book series (GTP)


From Coulomb’s law \(\text {force = charge}_1\times \) charge\(_2/\)distance\(^2\) to Einstein’s relativistic electrodynamics of moving bodies, via Maxwell equations with and without matter, we need to get to this chapter’s end to understand why the above equality is not merely a proportionality, in our CGS units: Magnetic fields are the relativistic corrections to the electric fields.


Dipole Moment Maxwell Equation Point Charge Electric Dipole Moment Lorentz Transformation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dietrich Stauffer
    • 1
  • H. Eugene Stanley
    • 2
  • Annick Lesne
    • 3
  1. 1.Institute for Theoretical PhysicsCologne UniversityCologneGermany
  2. 2.Department of Physics—Center for Polymer StudiesBoston UniversityBostonUSA
  3. 3.Laboratoire Physique Théorique de la Matière Condensée (LPTMC)Université Pierre et Marie CurieParisFrance

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