Accession Number:

AD0619607

Title:

DERIVATION OF MAXWELL'S EQUATIONS. THE ATOMIC FIELD EQUATIONS,

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Corporate Author:

LEIDEN RIJKSUNIVERSITEIT (NETHERLANDS)

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Report Date:

1964-01-09

Pagination or Media Count:

16.0

Abstract:

From the electromagnetic equations for fields, produced by point particles electrons and nuclei the field equations, taking into account the existence of stable atoms or molecules, or ions are derived in covariant form. These atomic field equations involve, besides the field tensor e,b an atomic polarization tensor p,m, or alternatively the field tensor d, h e p, b - m. The atomic polarization tensor is given up to second order in the internal atomic variables as a function of atomic positions and velocities proper electric dipole, quadrupole and magnetic dipole moments and time derivatives of these quantities. The proper atomic multipole moments are defined in Lorentz frames in which the atoms are momentarily at rest. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE