Physical Significance of the Vector Potential
|Title||Physical Significance of the Vector Potential|
|Author(s)||Thomas E Phipps|
|Keywords||Ampere force, invariants, Lorentz force, VACE?s, vector potential|
|Journal||Electric Spacecraft Journal|
Empiricism indicates that the Lorentz force is in need of additional terms. Phipps suggests that the force law could be generalized simply by redefining electric intensity as ?[grad][phi] ? dA/dt, where d/dt is defined as the total time derivative. The difference from the Lorentz force law would have escaped observation because it integrates to zero in closed circuits. Phipps presents the current status of his research and invites interested parties to help resolve remaining anomalies, either experimentally or theoretically.