Check of Minkowski force equation

Yes the derivation is first given in detail in Notes for UFT238, and in Eqs. (6) to (12) of the attached. It is also given in Problem (14.36) of Marion and Thornton, third edition, as part of the Minkowski four-force, found by differentiating the relativistic four momentum (E / c, p) with respect to proper time tau. In problem 14-38 they refer to some other definition, which is not the Minkowski force.

In a message dated 06/05/2017 14:09:25 GMT Daylight Time, mail@horst-eckardt.de writes:

Can you give me a reference where the Minkowski force was derived in
detail? In M&T, Problem 14-38, there is the exponent -3/2 which gives
gamma^3, not gamma^4 when moved to the LHS.

Horst

a376thpapernotes3.pdf


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