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These examples illustrate the importance of Laplace's equation.
Solutions to potential problems will be discussed in the next
section. However, before studying these problems, we consider the
situation where a non-zero current flows along a plasma cylinder.
- Incompressible, irrotational flow
- Electrostatics when and is constant
- Magnetohydrostatics when and is constant.
Again we have
Thus, the magnetic field may be expressed in terms of a scalar
Prof. Alan Hood