# Relativity and Engineering

@article{Bladel1984RelativityAE, title={Relativity and Engineering}, author={Jean G. van Bladel and Andrew M. Sessler}, journal={Physics Today}, year={1984}, volume={38}, pages={78-79} }

1. Kinematics in Inertial Axes.- 1.1 The "Aether" in the Nineteenth Century.- 1.2 Some Experimental Evidence.- 1.3 Einstein's Relativity Postulates.- 1.4 Time and Length Standards. Synchronization.- 1.5 The "Simple" Lorentz Transformation.- 1.6 More General Lorentz Transformations.- 1.7 Time Dilatation and Proper Time.- 1.8 Length Measurements.- 1.9 Volume and Surface Elements.- 1.10 Visual Perception of Objects in Motion.- 1.11 Transformation of Velocities and Accelerations.- 1.12 Four-Vectorsâ€¦Â

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Observers and splitting structures in relativistic electrodynamics

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- 2014

A relativistic splitting structure is introduced as a means to map fields and equations of electromagnetism from curved four-dimensional space?time to three-dimensional observer?s space, enabling a compact, yet profound analysis of the problems at hand.

The electromagnetic field equations for moving media

- Physics
- 2011

In this paper a formulation of the field equation for moving media is developed by the generalization of an axiomatic geometric formulation of the electromagnetism in vacuum (Ivezi\'{c} T 2005 Found.â€¦

A non-electromagnetic wavefield in affine (N+1)-spacetime with covariance properties under a Lorentz-type of transformation

- Physics
- 2015

Abstract A non-electromagnetic wavefield is constructed that shows covariance properties under a Lorentz-type of transformation of the relevant spaceâ€“time coordinates and associated field and sourceâ€¦

RELATIVISTIC ELECTRODYNAMICS: VARIOUS POSTULATE AND RATIOCINATION FRAMEWORKS

- Physics
- 2005

Presently various models consistent with Einstein's Special Relativity theory are explored. Some of these models have been introduced previously, but additional models are possible, as shown here.â€¦

Maxwell's Equations in Accelerated Reference Frames and their Application in Computational Electromagnetism

- Mathematics
- 2004

In many engineering applications the interaction between the electromagnetic field and moving bodies is of great interest. E.g., motional induced eddy currents have to be taken into account correctlyâ€¦

Non-Relativistic Scattering by Time-Varying Bodies and Media

- Physics
- 2004

We are interested in first order v/c velocity effects in scattering problems involving motion of media and scatterers. Previously constant velocities have been considered for scattering byâ€¦

Snell's Law for the Poynting Vector in a Semi-infinite Dielectric Moving Perpendicularly to the Surface

- Physics
- 1989

Abstract Snell's law for the Poynting vector is obtained for the case of a semi-infinite, non-dispersive (in its proper frame), isotropic and linear dielectric that is moving in a directionâ€¦

Losslessness in Nonlinear Kirchhoff Circuits and in Relativity Theory

- Physics
- 2004

Kirchhoff circuits are of importance not only for studying electrical phenomena but are ideally suited to model a broad range of physical systems for purposes where conservation of power and energyâ€¦

THE INTRINSIC DERIVATIVE AND CENTRIFUGAL FORCES IN GENERAL RELATIVITY: II. APPLICATIONS TO CIRCULAR ORBITS IN SOME FAMILIAR STATIONARY AXISYMMETRIC SPACETIMES

- Physics
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The tools developed in a preceding article for interpreting spacetime geometry in terms of all possible space-plus-time splitting approaches are applied to circular orbits in some familiar stationaryâ€¦