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Old Jan 19th 2015, 11:39 AM   #11
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That video is wrong, and it's repeating a popscience myth. A charged particle goes around the concentric "magnetic field lines" around the current-in-the-wire.
There doesn't seem to be anything wrong with the video. I suspect that the real problem that you have is that the physics presented here doesn't match the peculiar version of physics that you have in your self-published book.
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Old Jan 19th 2015, 12:30 PM   #12
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No, it doesn't match what Minkowski said. Or what Maxwell said: "a motion of translation along an axis cannot produce a rotation about that axis unless it meets with some special mechanism, like that of a screw". Or what actually happens to particles in a magnetic field. Or bog-standard electromagnetism wherein "the curl operator on one side of these equations results in first-order spatial derivatives of the wave solution, while the time-derivative on the other side of the equations, which gives the other field, is first order in time".

People tend not to appreciate this spatial and time-derivative stuff. For an analogy, imagine you're in a canoe on a flat calm ocean, and then this big troughless hump of water comes at you. This represents electromagnetic four-potential, see the bottom half of the picture below. The degree of slope of your canoe denotes E, and the rate of change of slope denotes B. At the top of the hump, your canoe is flat and momentarily still. That's where the sinusoidal electromagnetic wave is at zero. The sinusoidal electric wave maps out the slope of your canoe, the sinusoidal magnetic wave maps out the rate of change of slope of your canoe. But there aren't really two different waves. They're just two aspects of the electromagnetic wave.
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Old Jan 19th 2015, 12:42 PM   #13
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You are demanding of the video something that it does not have to do. It's doing a fine job of presenting the basics of the physics involved. The only "problem" you have is that the video doesn't explicitly refer to specific features of electromagnetism as a relativistic theory and that it doesn't explore your favorite quotations from the past.

Please make your own video that as simply, and accurately, presents the topic along with the relativistic discussion.

Edit: you now appear to have added some mathematically suspect stuff. This is a help forumk could you please produce the mathematics to support your claims about derivatives above?
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Old Jan 19th 2015, 03:48 PM   #14
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I have to admit that I haven't taken a look-see at the energy storage problem.

There is nothing wrong with the video. And this conversation has gone way beyond the OPs question, who hasn't apparently even visited the thread since August. If you would like to discuss this more then please start a new thread,

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