Evaluation of Curl of B

[curl of B]

Maxwell's Equation 4

[Maxwell's equation 4]

At this point, we shall assume that we are considering free space (the vacuum) and that there is no current density jc present.

y component:

[differential eqn]

For simplicity, assume that Bz = 0; the essential features of our derivation will be retained.

Differential Equation 2

[differential eqn]

This is another first-order partial differential equation relating the temporal derivative of one component of E to the spatial derivative of another component of B.


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Copyright George Watson, Univ. of Delaware, 1997.