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What is the physical meaning of Maxwell equations

  1. Dec 29, 2013 #1
    hello,

    Help me to answer these questions:
    Give the physical meaning of Maxwell equations (equations in the general case).

    div D=ρ
    div B=0
    rotE=-∂B/∂t
    rotH=∂D/∂t+J

    i have second question:
    What is the difference between conduction current and displacement current?
    thankyou
     
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  3. Dec 29, 2013 #2

    Pythagorean

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    Well, let's start with the physical meaning of the displacement and the operational effect of the divergence. What do you think of those two?
     
  4. Dec 29, 2013 #3
    displacement current does not
    obey ohm's law

    i do not have any ideas
     
  5. Dec 29, 2013 #4

    Pythagorean

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    Truth be told, I don't see why you're not using the definition with E instead of D. What does the divergence of a field tell you about that field?
     
  6. Dec 29, 2013 #5
    the electric field
     
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