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Abstract


Magnetic Interaction Reconfigured

Stewart Ian Wells
Year: 2008

The fundamental nature of the magnetic interaction is examined in the context of momentum conservation. The standard formulation of this interaction is found to be incompatible with the third law of motion and with the relativity principle. Resolution of the dilemma is provided through the application of a novel mathematical device to the phenomenon, whereby the magnetic field is so configured that the force always lies in the direction of the field source. Comparison of this device with the law of Biot-Savart and with the Amp?re formula is accompanied by proposals for experimental discrimination.