Magnetic Scalar Potentials and the Multipole Expansion for Magnetostatics

  • J. B. Bronzan


Magnetostatics is generally developed in a different manner from electrostatics. This is due to the fact that the magnetic field has zero divergence, whereas the electric field has zero curl.


Solid Angle Scalar Potential Field Point Multipole Moment Multipole Expansion 
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References and Suggested Reading

  1. Bronzan, J B, 1971, “The Magnetic Scalar Potential,” Amer. J. Phys. 39, 1357–9. The present chapter is based in part on this reference.Google Scholar
  2. Jackson, J. D., 1975, Classical Electrodynamics, 2nd ed. ( J. Wiley, New York), sec. 5. 6.zbMATHGoogle Scholar

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