My original plan was to find a current source that I could use to understand how magnetic fields change with time. The idea was to keep it simple, leaving out complications due to the presence of conducting material, and to derive the fields in closed form directly from Maxwell’s equations. If I could do that, then I would have something trustworthy that I could refer to whenever I encountered problems about changing magnetic fields, as in seminars and published papers. It would be another reality check that I could use in the world of scientific research.
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