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# Electromagnetic Fields

## Review: Time–Dependent Maxwell’s Equations

G
G ∂B ( t )
∇ × E(t) = −
∂t
G
G ∂D ( t ) G
∇ × H(t) = +J
∂t
G
∇ ⋅ D( t ) = ρ
G
∇ ⋅ B( t ) = 0
G G
D( t ) = ε E ( t )
G G
B( t ) = µ H ( t )

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Electromagnetic Fields

Electromagnetic quantities:
G
E Electric Field
G
H Magnetic Field
G
Vector D Electric Flux (Displacement) Density
quantities G
in space B Magnetic Flux (Induction) Density
G
J Current Density
G
∂D
Displacement Current
∂t

ρ Charge Density
ε Dielectric Permittivity
µ Magnetic Permeability
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Electromagnetic Fields

In free space:
ε = ε 0 = 8.854 × 10 −12 [ As/Vm] or [ F/m]
µ = µ 0 = 4 π × 10 −7 [ Vs/Am] or [ Henry/m]

In a material medium:
ε = ε r ε0 ; µ = µ r µ0
ε r = relative permittivity (dielectric constant)
µ r = relative permeability
If the medium is anisotropic, the relative quantities are tensors:
 ε xx ε xy ε xz  µ xx µ xy µ xz 
   
ε r =  ε yx ε yy ε yz  ; µ r = µ yx µ yy µ yz 
   
 ε zx ε zy ε zz   µ zx µ zy µ zz 
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Electromagnetic Fields

## Electromagnetic fields are completely described by Maxwell’s

equations. The formulation is quite general and is valid also in the
relativistic limit (by contrast, Newton’s equations of motion of
classical mechanics must be corrected when the relativistic limit is
approached).

## The complete physical picture is obtained by adding an equation

that relates the fields to the motion of charged particles.

## The electromagnetic fields exert a force F on a charge q, according

to the law (Lorentz force):

G G G G G G G
F(t) = q E(t) + q v ( t ) × B ( t ) = q  E ( t ) + v ( t ) × B ( t )
Electric Force Magnetic Force