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Integration by parts problem involving vector functions

  1. Aug 9, 2013 #1
    Hi,

    I am trying to chew through the proof of reciprocity in MRI. At some point I come across to the following expression:

    [itex]\Phi_{M}[/itex]=[itex]\oint\vec{dl}[/itex][itex]\cdot[/itex][itex]\left[\frac{\mu_{0}}{4\pi}\int{d^{3}r'}\frac{\vec{\nabla'}\times\vec{M}(\vec{r'})}{\left|\vec{r}-\vec{r'}\right|}\right][/itex]

    Now it says that by using integration by parts (where surface term can be ignored for finite current sources), and using vector identity, [itex]\vec{A}\cdot\left(\vec{B}\times\vec{C}\right)=-\left(\vec{A}\times\vec{C}\right)\cdot\vec{B}[/itex], we get

    [itex]\Phi_{M}=\frac{\mu_{0}}{4\pi}\int{d^{3}r'\vec{M}(\vec{r'})\cdot\left[\vec{\nabla'}\times\left(\oint\frac{\vec{dl}}{\left|\vec{r}-\vec{r'}\right|}\right)\right]}[/itex]

    Can someone explain to me how to use integration by parts in this case and what does ignoring surface term mean in this context?
     
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  3. Aug 9, 2013 #2
    This link is helpful.
     
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