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Maxwell's field equations

or Maxwell's equations


plural noun Electricity.

the four fundamental equations that describe the behavior of electric and magnetic fields in time and space and the dependence of these fields on the distribution and behavior of electric charges and currents.

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Origin of Maxwell's field equations

after J. C. Maxwell
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Maxwell's equations


Four equations that contain the basic laws governing electricity and magnetism, and thus play a role in the study of electricity and magnetism analogous to that of Newton's laws of motion in mechanics.

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