Energy and linear and angular momenta in simple electromagnetic systems

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We present examples of simple electromagnetic systems in which energy, linear momentum, and angular momentum exhibit interesting behavior. The systems are sufficiently simple to allow exact solutions of Maxwellâ™s equations in conjunction with the electrodynamic laws of force, torque, energy, and momentum. In all the cases examined, conservation of energy and momentum is confirmed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
ISBN (Print)9781628417142, 9781628417142
StatePublished - 2015
EventOptical Trapping and Optical Micromanipulation XII - San Diego, United States
Duration: Aug 9 2015Aug 12 2015


OtherOptical Trapping and Optical Micromanipulation XII
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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