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Volume 15: Pages 444-452, 2002
The New Gaussian Equation for the Force Between Current Elements
Domina Eberle Spencer 1, Philip J. Mann 1, Uma Shama 2
1University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut 06260 U.S.A.
2Bridgewater State College, Bridgewater, Massachusetts 02324 U.S.A.
In this paper an equation for the force between current elements is derived from the new Gaussian equation for the force between moving charges. The new equation is compared with the equations previously derived from the Weber equation and from the classical equation for the force between moving charges.
Keywords: current elements, retardation, force between moving charges, force between current elements, electrodynamic forces, attraction of current‐carrying conductors, repulsion of current‐carrying conductors, Weber force, Lorentz force, new Gaussian force
Received: August 20, 2002; Published online: December 15, 2008