##### Department of Mathematics,

University of California San Diego

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### Seminar on Boundary Value Problems (PDE)

## Chris Tiee

#### UCSD

## Lorentz Invariance of Maxwell's Equations

##### Abstract:

We convert the standard vector calculus description of Maxwell's Equations into the language of differential forms on Minkowski spacetime, which results in a very elegant reformulation (just two equations instead of four). We then show that this is actually invariant under Lorentz transformations, and describe what bothered Einstein so much that he had to formulate Special Relativity to fix things up.

### April 24, 2009

### 2:00 PM

### AP&M 6402

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