• Henning F. Harmuth
  • Raouf N. Boules
  • Malek G. M. Hussain


Using the international system of units, we may write Maxwell’s equations in a coordinate system at rest in the following form
$$ cur1H = \frac{{\partial D}}{{\partial t}} + {g_e} $$
$$ - cur1E = \frac{{\partial B}}{{\partial t}} $$
$$ divD = {\rho _e} $$
$$ divB = 0 $$
$$ D = \varepsilon E $$
$$ B{ = _u}H $$
$$ {g_e} = \sigma E $$
Here E and H stand for the electric and magnetic field strength, D and B for the electric and magnetic flux density, ge and pe for the electric current and charge density, while e, p, and Q represent permittivity, permeability, and conductivity. Maxwell’s equations are usually written in more compact and elegant forms than used here. But we want to emphasize lucidity over compactness and elegance.


Electric Dipole Magnetic Field Strength Electric Field Strength Magnetic Dipole Magnetic Charge 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1999

Authors and Affiliations

  • Henning F. Harmuth
    • 1
  • Raouf N. Boules
    • 2
  • Malek G. M. Hussain
    • 3
  1. 1.Formerly of the Catholic University of AmericaUSA
  2. 2.Towson UniversityTowsonUSA
  3. 3.Kuwait UniversityKuwait

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