Volume 15: Pages 327-330, 2002
An Electronic Attempt to Measure the Time Delay Calculated from the Force −q(v grad)A
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An experiment is described to explore the electronic detection of the longitudinal electrodynamic force −q(v grad)A. The goal is to find measurable effects predicted by an alternative invariant formulation of the electrodynamic force equation. Comparison with the Aharonov—Bohm effect viewed as a classical effect shows equivalent predictions. The experimental tests of the transit time of an electron beam gave negative results, and the issue is still being investigated.
Keywords: longitudinal electrodynamic force, magnetic vector potential, transit time, invariant force law, Aharonov‐Bohm effect
Received: May 17, 2002; Published online: December 15, 2008