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Time-dependent fields of a current-carrying wire.
Eur J Phys 2013 May; 34(3):495-501
The electric and magnetic fields of an infinite straight wire carrying a steady current which is turned on abruptly are determined using Jefimenko's equations, starting from the standard assumption that the wire is electrically neutral in its rest frame. Some nontrivial aspects of the solution are discussed in detail.
Electrical-transmission; Electric-power-transmission-lines; Electrical-charge; Electrical-fields; Magnetic-fields; Mathematical-models
D.V. Redzic, Faculty of Physics, University of Belgrade, PO Box 44, 11000 Beograd, Serbia
Issue of Publication
European Journal of Physics
Page last reviewed: September 2, 2020
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