Volume 84, Number 2, October 2008
Article Number 20002
Number of page(s) 4
Section General
Published online 02 October 2008
EPL, 84 (2008) 20002
DOI: 10.1209/0295-5075/84/20002

On the electrodynamics of Minkowski at low velocities

G. Rousseaux

Université de Nice - Sophia Antipolis, Laboratoire Jean-Alexandre Dieudonné, UMR 6621 CNRS-UNS Parc Valrose, 06108 Nice Cedex 02, France, EU

received 7 August 2008; accepted in final form 7 September 2008; published October 2008
published online 2 October 2008

The Galilean constitutive equations for the electrodynamics of moving media are derived for the first time. They explain all the historic and modern experiments which were interpreted so far in a relativistic framework assuming the constant light celerity principle. Here, we show the latter to be sufficient but not necessary.

03.50.De - Classical electromagnetism, Maxwell equations.

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