Forty years of Galilean Electromagnetism (1973–2013)
Institut Pprime, CNRS - Université de Poitiers - ISAE ENSMA, UPR 3346, 11 Boulevard Marie et Pierre Curie, BP 30179, 86962, Futuroscope Cedex, France
* e-mail: Germain.Rousseaux@univ-poitiers.fr
Accepted: 24 June 2013
Published online: 1 August 2013
We review Galilean Electromagnetism since the 1973 seminal paper of Jean-Marc Lévy-Leblond and Michel Le Bellac and we explain for the first time all the historical experiments of Rowland, Vasilescu Karpen, Roentgen, Eichenwald, Wilson, Wilson and Wilson, which were previously interpreted in a Special Relativistic framework by showing the uselessness of the latter for setups involving slow motions of a part of the apparatus. Galilean Electromagnetism is not an alternative to Special Relavity but is precisely its low-velocity limit in Classical Electromagnetism.
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