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Maxwell's Equation

Wikipedia comments: "Maxwell's equations are a set of partial differential equations that, together with the Lorentz force law, form the foundation of classical electrodynamics, classical optics, and electric circuits. These fields in turn underlie modern electrical and communications technologies. Maxwell's equations describe how electric and magnetic fields are generated and altered by each other and by charges and currents. They are named after the Scottish physicist and mathematician James Clerk Maxwell who published an early form of those equations between 1861 and 1862."

Differential form in a vacuum:

I. Gauss' law for electricity

∇ ⋅ E = 0

II. Gauss' law for magnetism

∇ ⋅ B = 0

III. Faraday's law of induction
∇ x E = - ∂B/∂t
IV. Ampere's law

∇ x B = ε0 μ0i ∂E/∂t ∫ E ⋅ dA

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User's Maxwell's Equation Source Code:

For 1-dimensional (1D) Maxwell's Equation:

      global all
      problem MaxwellsPDE
C ------------------------------------------------------------------------
C --- Calculus Programming example: Maxwell's 1D Equation; a PDE Initial
C --- Value Problem solved using Method of Lines.
C ------------------------------------------------------------------------
        dynamic U, Ut, Ut0
C User parameters ...
        e0 = 8.854187817e-12 ! F/m or A2 s4 kg-1m−3 permittivity of free space
        pi = 4*atan(1)
        u0 = 4*pi*e-7	      ! N·A−2 ... permeability of free space
!       ipoints = 101         ! grid pts. over x-axis
!       tFinal =  1           ! final time
C x-parameter initial settings: x ==> i
!        xFinal =  1:    ip = ipoints:   dx= xFinal/(ipoints-1)
C t-parameter initial settings: t ==> m
        pi = 4*atan(1):     tPrint = tFinal/20
        allot U(ip), Ut(ip), Ut0(ip)
        call tAxis      !
      end               ! Stmt.s not necessary in IVP, but used in BVP versions
      model tAxis       !
C ... Integrate over t-axis
        t= 0:    tPrt = tPrint:      dt = tPrt/10
        Initiate janis;  for PDE;
     ~       equations Ut/U;  of t;  step dt;  to tPrt
        do while (t .lt. tFinal)
          Integrate PDE;  by janis
          if( t .ge. tPrt) then
            print 79, t, (U(ij), ij = 1, ip)
            tPrt = tPrt + tPrint
          end if
        end do
 79     format( 1x, f8.4, 1x, 20(g14.5, 1x))
      model PDE                         ! Partial Differential Equation
C                                       ! Method of Lines
!        U(1)=U0(x):    Ux(1)=0:   Uxx(1)=0    ! Initial Conditions
        do 20 ij = 2, ipoints-1         ! System of ODEs
          Ux = (U(ij)-U(ij-1))/dx 	! approx. partial of U w.r.t. x
          Uxx = (U(ij+1) - 2*U(ij) + U(ij-1))/dx**2
!         Uxx(ij)= ... f(x, U(ij), Ux(ij), Ut)
!         Ut = U
 20     continue
      Fmodel U0(xx)       ! Initial starting values @ t = 0
!       if( xx .lt. 0) then
!         U0 = 0
!       elseif( xx .lt. .5 ) then
!         U0 = (1 - cos( 4 * pi * xx))/2
!       else
!         U0 = 0
!       endif

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