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Poynting's Theorem (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poynting's_theorem) says:

The rate of energy transfer (per unit volume) from a region of space equals the rate of work done on a charge distribution plus the energy flux leaving that region.

$$-\frac{\partial u}{\partial t}=\mathbf{J}\cdot\mathbf{E}+\nabla\cdot\mathbf{S}$$

Poynting's vector is given by

$$\mathbf{S} = \frac{1}{\mu_0} \mathbf{E} \times \mathbf{B}$$

Field energy density is given by

$$u = \frac{1}{2}\left(\epsilon_0 \mathbf{E}\cdot\mathbf{E} + \frac{1}{\mu_0}\mathbf{B}\cdot\mathbf{B}\right)$$

Does the EM field ##\mathbf{E}##,##\mathbf{B}## include the field from the charge distribution itself or is it only the external field due to external sources?

The rate of energy transfer (per unit volume) from a region of space equals the rate of work done on a charge distribution plus the energy flux leaving that region.

$$-\frac{\partial u}{\partial t}=\mathbf{J}\cdot\mathbf{E}+\nabla\cdot\mathbf{S}$$

Poynting's vector is given by

$$\mathbf{S} = \frac{1}{\mu_0} \mathbf{E} \times \mathbf{B}$$

Field energy density is given by

$$u = \frac{1}{2}\left(\epsilon_0 \mathbf{E}\cdot\mathbf{E} + \frac{1}{\mu_0}\mathbf{B}\cdot\mathbf{B}\right)$$

Does the EM field ##\mathbf{E}##,##\mathbf{B}## include the field from the charge distribution itself or is it only the external field due to external sources?

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