*The Analysis of Maxwell's Equations: Set 2*

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Scientific Paper | |
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Title | The Analysis of Maxwell\'s Equations: Set 2 |

Author(s) | D E McLennan |

Keywords | Maxwell's equations, work-energy theorem, momentum, kinetic energy, spin, fundamental charge density |

Published | 1988 |

Journal | Physics Essays |

Volume | 1 |

Number | 4 |

Pages | 285-289 |

## Abstract

*It ^{ }is argued here that all the mass in the world^{ }is of electromagnetic origin and that this must be described^{ }by the short-range fields of Set 2 Maxwell's equations. In^{ }support of this argument, the work-energy theorem and the work-potential^{ }energy theorem from mechanics are applied to classical electrodynamics. The^{ }forms so derived aid in recognizing the particle properties momentum^{ }and kinetic energy in both ?force-field? and potential forms. One^{ }disconcerting conclusion is that both mass and charge densities must^{ }always travel at* c;

*as a consequence, a rest particle*.

^{ }must spin