A nonlinear and symmetric Maxwell tensor

A nonlinear and symmetric Maxwell tensor

Alain Bossavit

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31 August 2016
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We propose a generalization of the Maxwell tensor that allows the integration surface to pass through magnetized matter, even when the B–H law is non-linear and anisotropic. The tensor thus modified is symmetric.


Maxwell’s tensor, magnetic forces.

Extended abstract
1. Introduction : notations, formules, but
2. « Le » tenseur de Maxwell
3. Un autre tenseur de Maxwell
4. Pourquoi la coénergie plutôt que l’énergie ?

À Alfredo Bermúdez pour sa suggestion d’essayer de symétriser le tenseur classique.


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