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Electrostatic Field/Magnetic Fields

  1. Jul 29, 2012 #1
    There is an arbitrary vector A=A[R](R,θ,∅)R(phasor) + A[θ](R,θ,∅)θ(phasor) + A[∅](R,θ,∅)∅(phasor). What relationship exists between the three functions A[R], A[θ], and A[∅] if this vector is either:
    A: Electrostatic Field
    B: Magnetic field
    I really have no idea where to start with this problem, nor do I have a great understanding of what this problem is asking. Any help or guidance in this problem would be appreciated. Thanks!
     
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  3. Jul 29, 2012 #2


    This is vector in spherical coordinate that comprises of three orthogonal components where:

    [tex] \vec A =\hat R A_R +\hat \theta A_{\theta}+\hat \phi A_{\phi}[/tex]

    Here is the explanation of Spherical coordinates:

    http://mathworld.wolfram.com/SphericalCoordinates.html
     
    Last edited: Jul 30, 2012
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