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  1. L

    Confusion regarding the scalar potential

    Homework Statement Consider the following in cylindrical coordinates \rho,\varphi,z. An electric current flows in an infinitely long straight cylindrical wire with the radius R. The magnetic field \mathbf{B} outside of the thread is...
  2. Mr. Rho

    Scalar potential for magnetic field

    I have that ∇2∅ = 0 everywhere. ∅ is a scalar potential and must be finite everywhere. Why is it that ∅ must be a constant? I'm trying to understand magnetic field B in terms of the Debye potentials: B = Lψ+Lχ+∇∅. I get this from C.G.Gray, Am. J. Phys. 46 (1978) page 169. Here they found that...