Special Relativity & Coulomb’s Law explain attractive force between currents

  • Special Relativity & Coulomb’s Law explain attractive force between currents

    Posted by Jan Olof on June 29, 2022 at 1:37 pm

    The attractive force experienced between two parallel electric wires are traditionally explained using the Lorentz Force. By applying the Special Relativity Theory on Coulomb’s Law it has now been possible to explain that force.

    Please see: DOI: 10.15520/jro.v8i2.91

    In Lorentz’ time the Relativity Theory was yet to be invented. Hence, the law carrying his name may be regarded as a good approximation at the time.

    Since the Lorentz Force has otherwise been rejected when analysing the collinear forces between parallel currents

    Please see http://blog.hasslberger.com/docs/JOJonsson_139.pdfhttp://psroc.phys.ntu.edu.tw/cjp/issues.php

    it is now offered a more consistent solution according to the principle of Occam’s Razor; that is, only Coulomb’s Law is needed as cause behind the force, no “magnetic fields” are needed. What makes the analysis somewhat complicated is that both Special Relativity and delayed action must be applied, though these are no physical laws, only analytical instruments, used in order to correctly calculate the Coulomb force with respect to space and time.

    More papers on this and related subjects are available on the webpage


    Noteworthy is that the traditional derivation of delayed action has been fallaciously derived, please see:


    With best regards

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