The covariant description of electromagnetically polarizable media
Abstract
The form of the phenomenological stressenergymomentum tensor for the electromagnetic field in a class of inhomogeneous, anisotropic magnetoelectric media is calculated from first principles, leading to a coherent understanding of the phenomenological stresses and energymomentum exchanges induced by electromagnetic interactions with such matter in terms of a fully relativistic covariant variational framework.
 Publication:

Physics Letters A
 Pub Date:
 January 2007
 DOI:
 10.1016/j.physleta.2006.10.060
 arXiv:
 arXiv:mathph/0610078
 Bibcode:
 2007PhLA..361..190D
 Keywords:

 Mathematical Physics;
 Mathematics  Mathematical Physics
 EPrint:
 To appear in Physics Letters A