Applied Scientific Research, Section B

, Volume 12, Issue 4, pp 235–247 | Cite as

Quantity equations, rationalization and change of number of fundamental quantities II

  • P. Cornelius
  • W. De Groot
  • R. Vermeulen


The experience gathered in a preceeding article, in which questions relating to the interpretation of quantity equations were elucidated by means of a simple example, is applied to some of the equations occurring in the field of electromagnetism, especially as regards rationalization.

In a preceeding paper (to be quoted as I) we have given a personal view regarding quantity equations and their interpretation. In the present article we shall make an attempt at applying these considerations to some of the equations occurring in the field of electromagnetism, especially as regards the rationalization of those equations by which the quantitiesH, D andψ are introduced or defined. To make comparison easy, the results obtained in I will be repeated in a condensed form, as far as necessary.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • P. Cornelius
    • 1
  • W. De Groot
    • 1
  • R. Vermeulen
    • 1
  1. 1.Philips Research Laboratories N.V. Philips’ GloeilampenfabriekenEindhovenThe Netherlands

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