|"JOURNAL OF RADIOELECTRONICS" N 10, 2000|
A PROPOSED EXPERIMENT OF DIRECT DETECTING OF THE VECTOR POTENTIAL WITHIN CLASSICAL ELECTRODYNAMICS
"Sirius", 3A Nikoloyamski lane, Moscow 109004, Russia
An experiment within the framework of classical electrodynamics is proposed, to demonstrate Boyer’s suggestion of a change in the velocity of a charged particle as it passes close to a solenoid. The moving charge is replaced by an ultra-short pulse (USP), whose characteristics should depend on the current in the coil. This dependence results from the exchange of energy between the electromagnetic field of the pulse and the magnetic field within the solenoid. This energy exchange could only be explained by assuming that the vector potential of the solenoid has a direct influence on the pulse.