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PHY2061 R. D. Field Department of Physics relativity_11.doc University of Florida Invariance of Electric Charge In O-frame charge is defined using Gauss’ Law as follows: = ) ( 0 t S A d E Q ! ! ε In O'-frame charge is also defined using Gauss’ Law as follows: = ) ( 0 t S A d E Q ! ! Experimental result: Q = Q' Electric charge is a Lorentz invariant quantity (it is a Lorentz scalar)!
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Unformatted text preview: = ) ( ) ( t S t S A d E A d E ! ! ! ! Measure total flux through surface S at time t. Measure total flux through surface S' at time t'. y x z y' z' x' V Surface S O O' Q Surface S'...
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