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 1.4.1: 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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This note was uploaded on 07/28/2009 for the course PHYS 441B taught by Professor Norbertlutkenhaus during the Winter '09 term at Waterloo.

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

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