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Ascendancy of potentials over fields in electrodynamics

  title={Ascendancy of potentials over fields in electrodynamics},
  author={H. R. Reiss},
  journal={arXiv: General Physics},
  • H. Reiss
  • Published 6 December 2017
  • Physics
  • arXiv: General Physics
Multiple bases are presented for the conclusion that potentials are fundamental in electrodynamics, with electric and magnetic fields as quantities auxiliary to the scalar and vector potentials -- opposite to the conventional ordering. One foundation for the concept of basic potentials and auxiliary fields consists of examples where two sets of gauge-related fields are such that one is physical and the other is erroneous, with the information for the proper choice supplied by the potentials. A… 



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