Mechanics / Electrodynamics
January 21, 2013
Covariant formulation , Coulomb’s law , Magnetism , Derivation , Relativity
It is shown , by clear proofs, that it is impossible to derive magnetism from electricity, from Coulomb's law and Lorentz transformation . It is also shown by a simple thought experiment that a velocity dependant correction to Coulomb's law is a necessary result of
Special Relativity . A new method to derive magnetism from electricity based on a modified covariant form of Coulomb's law is given . The method used in derivation and the formulation shown to be consistent with the theory of relativity and the facts of electromagnetic relations.