In-Depth Development of Classical Electrodynamics
There is hope that a properly developed Classical Electrodynamics (CED) will be able to play a role in a unified field theory explaining electromagnetism, quantum phenomena, and gravitation. There is much work that has to be done in this direction. In this article we propose a move towards this aim by refining the basic principles of an improved CED. Attention is focused on the reinterpretation of the E-M potential. We use these basic principles to obtain solutions that explain the interactions between a constant electromagnetic field and a thin layer of material continuum; between a constant electromagnetic field and a spherical configuration of material continuum (for a charged elementary particle); between a transverse electromagnetic wave and a material continuum; between a longitudinal aether wave (dummy wave) and a material continuum.