On the momentum of potential waves

L.J.F. Broer

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Protracted discussions on concepts like the momentum of electromagnetic waves in matter and the pressure of sound indicate that the interpretation of the momentum balance in non-relativistic physics can be less clear than that of the energy balance. It is shown that this can be understood from the theory of a special class of wave equations, called potential waves.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)471-485
Number of pages15
JournalPhysica A: Statistical and Theoretical Physics
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1975


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