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Longitudinal and transverse components of a vector field

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A.M. Stewart

Australian National University, AU
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Abstract

A unified account, from a pedagogical perspective, is given of the longitudinal and transverse projective delta functions proposed by Belinfante and of their relation to the Helmholtz theorem for the decomposition of a vector field into its longitudinal and transverse components. It is argued that the results are applicable to fields that are time-dependent as well as fields that are time-independent. 

Keywords: Classical electromagnetism; Helmholtz's theorem; transverse; longitudinal

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4038/sljp.v12i0.3504

Sri Lankan Journal of Physics, Vol. 12 (2011) 33-42

How to Cite: Stewart, A.M., (2012). Longitudinal and transverse components of a vector field. Sri Lankan Journal of Physics. 12, pp.33–42. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/sljp.v12i0.3504
Published on 16 Feb 2012.
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