Abandoning the Idea of Relativistic Length Contraction in Relativistic Electrodynamics
|Title||Abandoning the Idea of Relativistic Length Contraction in Relativistic Electrodynamics|
|Keywords||Lorentz force law, special relativity theory|
This paper presents new evidence that including the three?vector Lorentz force law within the framework of special relativity enables one to derive the fundamental relativistic equations pertaining to a charged particle, and, as a result, the relativistic charge density can be derived without using the Lorentz Transformation. Hence, in this formalism the kinematic length-contraction effect is useless, and cannot serve as the basis for any subsequent dynamical variable in relativistic electrodynamics.