The Physical Entity of Vector Potential in Electromagnetism

  title={The Physical Entity of Vector Potential in Electromagnetism},
  author={V. Leus and Ray T. Smith and S. Maher},
  journal={Applied Physics research},
  • V. Leus, Ray T. Smith, S. Maher
  • Published 2013
  • Physics
  • Applied Physics research
  • The scalar and vector potentials were introduced into electromagnetic physics in the second half of the nineteenth century. The chief aim was to use them as auxiliary mathematical quantities in order to solve certain practical problems.Nevertheless the discovery of the Aharonov-Bohm effect (1959) in quantum mechanics has suggested that vector potential rather than magnetic field is the causal agent in such an effect. Recent research on the Maxwell-Lodge paradox--induction of voltage in the loop… CONTINUE READING
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