Galilei Covariant Electromagnetic Field Equations
|Title||Galilei Covariant Electromagnetic Field Equations|
|Author(s)||Horst E Wilhelm|
|Keywords||Galilei covariant, relativity, electromagnetic field equations, inertial frames, Maxwell equations, EM substratum, velocity|
Based on the Galilean relativity principle and the experimental observation that the vacuum behaves like a carrier medium (EM substratum) for EM waves and fields, generalized Galilei behaves like a carrier medium (EM substratum) for EM waves and fields, generalized Galilei covariant Maxwell equations are derived. The generalized Maxwell equations for inertial frames (w) with substratum flow contain explicitly the substratum velocity w, and reduce to the usual Maxwell equations when wo. As illustrations, (i) the field invariants in transformations between inertial frames, and (ii) electric and magnetic induction in reference frames with substratum flow w, are discussed.