Vector potential and constant magnetic flux density

  1. May 7, 2011 #1
    Hi,

    I would like to verify analytically that a vector potential of the form A=1/2(-yB0,xB0,0) produces a constant magnetic flux density of magnitude B0 in the z direction.
    (I guess I'd have to use the relation B=[tex]\forall[/tex][tex]\wedge[/tex]A...)
     
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  3. May 7, 2011 #2

    marcusl

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    That is correct (assuming you meant to write the symbol [tex]\nabla[/tex]). Do you have a question?
     
  4. May 8, 2011 #3
    Nope, I just look for a method to prove it mathematically
     
  5. May 8, 2011 #4

    marcusl

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    Write out the components of [tex]\vec{\nabla} \times \vec{A}[/tex] in Cartesian coordinates.
     
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