Originally Posted by **lovebunny** This is simply beautiful and magnificant since you a absolutely right and your statement also verifies my theory that Maxwell's theory is based on Faraday's induction effect which is certainly not the whole store since Hecht also use a varying capacitor to derive Maxwell's equations yet Maxwell's divergence equations represents a transverse wave because of the dote produce yet the cross product of Maxwell's curl equation represent a longitudinal wave which you link diametrically and macroscopicaly depicts. Thank you for your comments that support my theory. |

If you are saying that $\displaystyle \nabla \times E = -\frac{\partial B}{\partial t}$ is incorrect then, no, I do

*not* agree with you. I was saying that Faraday's equation is part of the four Maxwell equations and all of them are necessary to describe EM fields. It may be of interest that Hecht is able to derive the Maxwell equations in a non-standard way (I think it is anyway) but I very much doubt he invalidated any of them.

-Dan