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IEVref: | 102-05-26 | ID: | |

Language: | en | Status: Standard | |

Term: | vector potential | ||

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Definition: | at each point of a given space region, vector , the rotation of which is the vector U of a given solenoidal fieldV
rot UNote 1 to entry: The given vector field is said to be derived from the vector potential. Note 2 to entry: The vector potential is not unique since any irrotational field can be added to a given vector potential without changing its rotation. The vector potential is often chosen so that its divergence is zero. Note 3 to entry: The vector potential is used, for example, to represent the magnetic vector potential ( ). B | ||

Publication date: | 2008-08 | ||

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Internal notes: | 2017-02-20: Editorial revisions in accordance with the information provided in C00019 (IEV 102) - evaluation. JGO 2017-08-24: Corrected order of </i> and </b> tags in formula. LMO | ||

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Note 1 to entry: The given vector field is said to be derived from the vector potential.

Note 2 to entry: The vector potential is not unique since any irrotational field can be added to a given vector potential without changing its rotation. The vector potential is often chosen so that its divergence is zero.

Note 3 to entry: The vector potential is used, for example, to represent the magnetic vector potential (** A**), the rotation of which is the magnetic flux density (