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Poynting vector. Conservation theorem.

  1. Aug 19, 2012 #1
    I'm doing a problem where I have to calculate the electric and magnetic fields. I've found B=0, so S=ExB=0. Has it got any meaning?

    Then I calculate the energy density e=E^2 + B^2 = E^2. And finally I have to verify the conservation theorem grad(S)+de/dt=0 for points out of the particle's trayectory. I do this part but the conservation theorem is not satisfied. What is the significance of "out of the particle's trayectory"? Or maybe I've got wrong expressions for E and B...

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  3. Aug 19, 2012 #2


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    Your field is static and does not transfer energy.

    You can assume that there are no charges in the (infinitesimal) volume where you verify the relation.
  4. Aug 19, 2012 #3
    So, when I do the time derivative of the energy density it must be zero. Then, I think I haven't got the correct expressions for the fields.

    Thanks a lot for your help!
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