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Derivation of Coulomb's Law Based on a Mechanical Model of Electromagnetic Field and a Spherical Source and Sink Model of Electric Charges

Version 1 : Received: 22 January 2021 / Approved: 22 January 2021 / Online: 22 January 2021 (14:21:26 CET)

How to cite: Wang, X. Derivation of Coulomb's Law Based on a Mechanical Model of Electromagnetic Field and a Spherical Source and Sink Model of Electric Charges. Preprints 2021, 2021010453 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202101.0453.v1). Wang, X. Derivation of Coulomb's Law Based on a Mechanical Model of Electromagnetic Field and a Spherical Source and Sink Model of Electric Charges. Preprints 2021, 2021010453 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202101.0453.v1).

Abstract

We suppose that vacuum is filled with a kind of continuously distributed matter which may be called the $\Omega(1)$ substratum, or the electromagnetic aether. Suppose that the time scale of a macroscopic observer is very large compares to the the Maxwelllian relaxation time of the $\Omega(1)$ substratum. Thus, the macroscopic observer concludes that the $\Omega(1)$ substratum behaves like a Newtonian-fluid. Inspired by H. A. Lorentz, we speculate that electric charges may be extremely small hard spherical sources or spherical sinks with finite radii. Based on the spherical source and spherical sink model of electric charges, we derive Coulomb's law of interactions between static electric charges in vacuum. Further, we derive a reduced form of the Lorentz's force law for static electric charges in vacuum.

Subject Areas

Coulomb's Law; spherical source; spherical sink; electromagnetic aether; Lorentz's force law; hydrodynamics; fluid mechanics; vacuum mechanics

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