We present a direct approach to solving the problems of radiation pressure, using a rigorous method that makes no assumptions beyond the Maxwell equations and the Lorentz law of force. We arrive at the results in several different ways, and show that all approaches lead consistently to the same answers.
© 2005 Optical Society of America
M. Mansuripur, "Radiation Pressure and the Linear Momentum of Light," in Frontiers in Optics, OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, 2005), paper FThX3.
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