Volume 113, Number 1, January 2016
|Number of page(s)||6|
|Section||Electromagnetism, Optics, Acoustics, Heat Transfer, Classical Mechanics, and Fluid Dynamics|
|Published online||28 January 2016|
Force law in material media and quantum phases
1 Department of Physics, Belarusian State University - Nezavisimosti Avenue 4, 220030, Minsk, Belarus
2 Institute for Nuclear Problems, Belarusian State University - Minsk, Belarus
3 Okan University - Akfirat, Istanbul, Turkey
Received: 16 November 2015
Accepted: 13 January 2016
We show that the known expressions for the force on a point-like dipole are incompatible with the relativistic transformation of force, and in this respect we apply the Lagrangian approach to the derivation of the correct equation for force on a small electric/magnetic dipole. The obtained expression for the generalized momentum of a moving dipole predicts two novel quantum effects with non-topological and non-dynamic phases, when an electric dipole is moving in an electric field, and when a magnetic dipole is moving in a magnetic field, respectively.
PACS: 41.20.-q – Applied classical electromagnetism
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