Tombe, Frederick David
Mechanics / Electrodynamics
May 14, 2016
aether, displacement current, electrotonic state, magnetic vector potential, electric current, wireless electromagnetic radiation
When the electromagnetic wave equation is derived in modern textbooks, Maxwell’s displacement current is used. While investigating the physical meaning of displacement current, this article will take a closer look at the magnetic vector potential A, which Maxwell considered to be a momentum lurking in behind the magnetic field.