Maxwell's equations


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Noun1.Maxwell's equations - four differential equations that summarize classical properties of electromagnetic fields
differential equation - an equation containing differentials of a function
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The nineteenth-century physicist Heinrich Hertz once described his feeling that James Clerk Maxwell's equations, which depict the fundamentals of electricity and magnetism, "have an independent existence and an intelligence of their own, that they are wiser.
Newton's laws, Maxwell's equations, quantum physics and relativity theory have succeeded by relating mathematical harmony to physical reality.
BANAS, An efficient multigrid preconditioner for Maxwell's equations in micromagnetism, Math.
Maxwell's Equations govern the behavior of electricity and magnetism under all conditions.
The final chapter presents the full set of Maxwell's equations with the inferred theory of electromagnetic waves.
These equations are gauge invariant, as in all cases where Maxwell's equations also include source terms.
Actually they satisfy Maxwell's Equations and the Wave Equations.
Models, according to Derman, are a kind of caricature, a metaphor of limited applicability that is not as dependable as, say, James Clerk Maxwell's equations for electromagnetic theory.
In their models, they assumed that human muscle, fat and bone were generally good conductors of electricity, and therefore governed by a specific subset of the mathematical principles known as Maxwell's equations - the "quasi-static approximation" to be exact.
At larger scales the interaction with materials is modeled by macroscopic Maxwell's equations together with constitutive relations and boundary conditions.
of South Carolina) provides a reference that explores the physical foundation of system integrity based on electromagnetic theory taken from Maxwell's Equations.
Literally everything about the electrical effects of interconnects stems from Maxwell's equations.