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Gauss'theorem validity

  1. Jul 1, 2009 #1
    Dear all,
    I have a doubt on the validity of one of the Maxwell's equations, the one that states that the divergence of the electrical field is proportional to the charge density. As far as I can remember it should be not only valid in the static field case but in the general. I do not see a variating electrical-magnetical field would violate this law.

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  3. Jul 1, 2009 #2

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    Is there a question in there? It looks like a statement: "I don't believe Maxwell's Equations are correct."
  4. Jul 2, 2009 #3
    Yes, thanks, there is a question. Is that equation valid only in the static case?
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    No, it's always valid.
  6. Jul 2, 2009 #5
    The same if the equation is in its integral form?
  7. Jul 2, 2009 #6


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    The vector operator and integral forms are equivalent, so yes.
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