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The electrodynamics of inhomogeneous rotating media and the Abraham and Minkowski tensors: II. Applications

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The electrodynamics of inhomogeneous rotating media and the Abraham and Minkowski tensors : II. Applications. / Goto, Shinichiro; Tucker, Robin; Walton, Timothy.

In: Proceedings of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences, Vol. 467, No. 2125, 08.01.2011, p. 79-98.

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Goto, S, Tucker, R & Walton, T 2011, 'The electrodynamics of inhomogeneous rotating media and the Abraham and Minkowski tensors: II. Applications', Proceedings of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences, vol. 467, no. 2125, pp. 79-98. https://doi.org/10.1098/rspa.2010.0111

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Goto S, Tucker R, Walton T. The electrodynamics of inhomogeneous rotating media and the Abraham and Minkowski tensors: II. Applications. Proceedings of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences. 2011 Jan 8;467(2125):79-98. https://doi.org/10.1098/rspa.2010.0111

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Goto, Shinichiro ; Tucker, Robin ; Walton, Timothy. / The electrodynamics of inhomogeneous rotating media and the Abraham and Minkowski tensors : II. Applications. In: Proceedings of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences. 2011 ; Vol. 467, No. 2125. pp. 79-98.

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