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Gratus, J, Tucker, R & Obukhov, Y 2012, 'Conservation laws and stress–energy–momentum tensors for systems with background fields', *Annals of Physics*, vol. 327, no. 10, pp. 2560-2590. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.aop.2012.07.006

Gratus, J., Tucker, R., & Obukhov, Y. (2012). Conservation laws and stress–energy–momentum tensors for systems with background fields. *Annals of Physics*, *327*(10), 2560-2590. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.aop.2012.07.006

Gratus J, Tucker R, Obukhov Y. Conservation laws and stress–energy–momentum tensors for systems with background fields. Annals of Physics. 2012 Oct;327(10):2560-2590. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.aop.2012.07.006

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