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1) permits the introduction of a magnetic scalar potential in ∇ . In this case, if µ1 µ2 we have, approximately, the Neumann terms of which H = −∇ condition n · ∇ 1 = 0. g. Jackson 1998, chapter 5. 7) as is readily checked. Using this freedom, we can show that the Lorentz gauge can be reduced to the Coulomb gauge when there are no free charges, ρ = 0. 6) and use of the wave equation satisfied by V shows that ∂(∇ A )/∂t = 0 so that ∇ · A is independent of time and can be taken to vanish. 4) shows that E = −(1/c)∂A /∂t.

17) If α = const. 15), written for v, with f = 0. 1) V in which Q is the flux of U and n the outward unit normal. By applying the divergence theorem (p. 400), in view of the arbitrariness of the control volume V , the previous equation implies that, almost everywhere in space,5 ∂U ∇ · Q + q. 1) derives from the first principle of thermodynamics for an incompressible medium: U is the enthalpy per unit volume, Q the heat flux and q the internal heat generation rate per unit volume. If the medium has constant properties, U = ρcp T , with ρ the density, cp the specific heat and T the temperature.

1) permits the introduction of a magnetic scalar potential in ∇ . In this case, if µ1 µ2 we have, approximately, the Neumann terms of which H = −∇ condition n · ∇ 1 = 0. g. Jackson 1998, chapter 5. 7) as is readily checked. Using this freedom, we can show that the Lorentz gauge can be reduced to the Coulomb gauge when there are no free charges, ρ = 0. 6) and use of the wave equation satisfied by V shows that ∂(∇ A )/∂t = 0 so that ∇ · A is independent of time and can be taken to vanish. 4) shows that E = −(1/c)∂A /∂t.