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Why I doubt the generality of Gauss' law: A Gaussian sphere 1 light year across 
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#55
Feb2612, 08:20 PM

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I guess my question, what does F being harmonic have to do with field lines? It seems to me that Stokes theorem is sufficient in both (empty space and continuous charge) cases to justify the use of field lines.



#56
Feb2612, 11:39 PM

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i completely agree with kmarinas86. the field SHOULD continue to change for 1 year[approx].so far,none of the members have posted a convincing reason why it shouldn't.after all,information does take time to travel,and nothing happens instantaneously.once the charge is taken out of the sphere,the 'data' from the other side of the sphere would take time[almost 1 year] to reach the side that was initially closer to the charge



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Feb2712, 12:41 AM

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#58
Feb2712, 11:11 AM

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If you are not willing to accept standard solutions like the LW potential, then there is little that can or should be done to convince you. 


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