Ciro Santilli
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Classical electromagnetism and special relativity | 🗖 nosplit | ↑ parent "Special relativity" | 105, 3, 298

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The Lorentz force makes no sense without special relativity, because different observers have different speeds, see e.g.: charged particle moving at the same speed of electrons thought experiment. o
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When such though experiments are seen from the point of view of special relativity, it becomes clear that magnetism is just a direct side effect of charges being viewed in special relativity. One is philosophically reminded of how spin is the consequence of quantum mechanics + special relativity.
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