FIZIKA A 17 (2008) 1 , 114
LORENTZ AND "APPARENT" TRANSFORMATIONS OF THE ELECTRIC AND MAGNETIC FIELDS
TOMISLAV IVEZIĆ
Ruđer Bošković Institute, P.O.B. 180, 10002 Zagreb, Croatia
Email address: ivezic@irb.hr
Received 14 August 2007; Accepted 21 May 2008
Online 11 July 2008
It has recently been proved in the tensor formalism and the Clifford, i.e.,
geometric, algebra formalism that the usual transformations of the
threedimensional (3D) vectors of the electric and magnetic fields differ from
the Lorentz transformations (boosts) of the corresponding 4D quantities that
represent the electric and magnetic fields. In this paper, using geometric
algebra formalism, this fundamental difference is examined representing the
electric and magnetic fields by bivectors and 1vectors.
PACS numbers: 03.30.+p, 03.50.De
UDC 531.18
Keywords: Lorentz and "apparent" transformations, electric and magnetic
fields, bivectors, 1vectors
