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Fields 'coilness'?8)

  1. Apr 22, 2004 #1

    smm

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    fields local variables are its potential P, strenght E, and... coilness? 8)
    hmm..is it possible that field-lines can twist around a center certain way that potential-lines can cross in one spot
     
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  3. Apr 23, 2004 #2

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    If a field has a potential, then potential lines can cross only at singularities: points at which the potential is not well defined.

    By the way, it is incorrect to think of potential and strength as independent "variables". A field is completely determined by its potential function.
     
  4. May 6, 2004 #3

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    oops, you are right:)

    i was thinking can potential grow spirally:
    -field lines twist to a spiraloid around 'twister source'. what would it mean?
     
  5. May 6, 2004 #4

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    Sounds like you are thinking of "vorticity" which is measured by the curl of the field.
     
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