5 October 2006 Equivalence of total force (and torque) for two formulations of the Lorentz law
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Abstract
Two formulations of the Lorentz law of force in classical electrodynamics yield identical results for the total force (and total torque) of radiation on a solid object. The object may be surrounded by the free space or immersed in a transparent dielectric medium such as a liquid. We discuss the relation between these two formulations and extend the proof of their equivalence to the case of solid objects immersed in a transparent medium.
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Masud Mansuripur, Armis R. Zakharian, Jerome V. Moloney, "Equivalence of total force (and torque) for two formulations of the Lorentz law", Proc. SPIE 6326, Optical Trapping and Optical Micromanipulation III, 63260G (5 October 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.680066; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.680066
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