Foundations of Electrodynamics
The foundations of electrodynamics have been established for more than a century. Yet, from the beginning there have been alternative theories. This research work proposes to study the formulations of electrodynamics in two parts: the determination of the postulate on the velocity of light and the force equation between moving charges. In this research work, I plan to study the existing theories including the classical theory that must satisfy three criteria – the mathematical, postulational including the Gauss’ criteria, and the experimental verification. I propose to work on the mathematical analysis of the experimental data of Morley and Miller, and synchronization of clocks using the Global Positioning System.
Shama, Uma (2004). Foundations of Electrodynamics. CARS Summer Grants. Item 120.