Modern Experiments Related to Weber's Electrodynamics

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Scientific Paper
Title Modern Experiments Related to Weber\'s Electrodynamics
Author(s) Andre K T Assis
Keywords Weber, Electrodynamics, Experiments
Published 1989
Journal None
Pages 8-22


We present Weber's force law and the classical results that follow from it.  We discuss the historical controversy surrounding Ampere's law of force between current elements versus Grassmann-Biot-Savart's law.  Then we make a review of modern experiments related to this topic and to the electric field generated by a steady and stationary neutral current.  Finally we analyze some theoretical aspects of Weber's law as its extension through retarded potentials to include electromagnetic radiation, and its relation to alternative interpretations of experiments devised to show the mass radiation with velocity.