|Subject: RE: a mistake ?
Date: Mon, 21 Jan 2002 16:50:23 -0600
Thanks, and yes it should have been "circa 1886". I'm still looking for a copy of the actual paper; I don't personally read German, so have to hope another correspondent will identify and copy it for me, perhaps from a collection of Lorentz's papers, etc. somewhere in Germany. There is another misstatement below your "red mark" also. Kraus's drawing actually shows how some of the field energy from outside the wire is drawn into the wire, to provide the Poynting (diverted and collected) component. That is specifically not the Heaviside component, which is what is left outside the wire AFTER the Poynting component has been drawn in. The numbers Kraus places on the contours are only for the Poynting component.
Thanks for catching that, and it just shows that all my pencils still need erasers!