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Unformatted text preview: Engineering ElectroMagnetics Engineering ElectroMagnetics ECE305, Lecture 17 Dennis McCaughey, Ph.D. 25 March 2010 03/25/2010 Dennis McCaughey, ECE305,Spring 2010 2 HWK HWK 9.6 Due 4/1 03/25/2010 Dennis McCaughey, ECE305,Spring 2010 3 Scalar Magnetic Potential Scalar Magnetic Potential Can we define a potential function which may be found from the current distribution and from which the magnetic fields may be easily determined? Yes Can a scalar magnetic potential be defined? Sometimes ( 29 Assume a scalar magnetic potential exists This definition must not conflict with our previous results Curl of the gradient of a scalar is identically equal to zero. Therefor if is to m m V V =  = =  H H J H ( 29 be defined as the gradient of a scalar magnetic potential, the current density must be zero throughout the region in which the scalar magnetic potential is to be defined. m V =  = H J 03/25/2010 Dennis McCaughey, ECE305,Spring 2010 4 Continued Continued Scalar magnetic potential can be useful since many problems involve geometries in which the current carrying conductors occupy a relatively small fraction of the total region of interest. It is also applicable to permanent magnets ( 29 ( 29 2 The scalar magnetic potential satisfies Laplace's equation. In free space 0 It is not defined in any region in which a current density exists One difference between the ele m m V V = =  = = = B H J ctric potential and the scalar magnetic potential is the while is single valued is not m V V 03/25/2010 Dennis McCaughey, ECE305,Spring 2010 5 Scalar Magnetic Potential is not a Single Valued Function Scalar Magnetic Potential is not a Single Valued Function 0 in the region 2 is the current carried by the inner conductor in the direction Thus we can define a scalar magnetic potential 1 2 2 Thus 2 z m m m m m a b I a I a V I V V V I I V = < < = =  =  =  =  =  J H H 03/25/2010 Dennis McCaughey, ECE305,Spring 2010 6 Scalar Magnetic Potential is not a Single Valued Function Scalar Magnetic Potential is not a Single Valued Function What value do we associate with the point P, where 4? If we let be zero at 0 and proceed counterclockwise around the circle, the magnetic potential goes negative linearly. With one circle, m V V = = ( 29 ( 29 ( 29 but we let be zero at Thus at , 4, 9 4, 17 4 2 1 2 1 0 1, 2, 3, 2 2 Why the difference with the electrostatic potential?...
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