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Lecture 3 Lecture Notes

Lecture 3 Lecture Notes - Lec 03 9 Jan Thursday 9:51 AM...

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Summary so far: 1.3 Completion of Maxwell equations: leads to contradictions for continuity equation Resolution: Change equations as follows Note: since replace or and by Lec 03 - 9. Jan Thursday, January 08, 2009 9:51 AM Lecture Notes Page 1
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Maxwell Equations: Note: Continuity Equation is now a consequence of Maxwell Equations 1.4 Maxwell Equations & time evolution 1.4.1: Problem structure for given source distributions constraints: for given source distribution satisfying the continuity equation time evolution equations: Note: apparent asymmetry: - electric charge as source of E-field - but no basic source of B-field ==> Maxwell theory could be extended by including magnetic monopoles magnetic currents No experimental evidence of magnetic monopoles and associated currents so far! Existence of magnetic monopoles would motivate quantization of electric charge ==> see e.g. Jackson
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