Helmholtz Theorem Proof (Part 1) 
Helmholtz Theorem Proof (Part 1)
by University Physics Tutorials
Video Lecture 43 of 46
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Date Added: April 14, 2016

Lecture Description

In this video I continue with my tutorials which cover the necessary vector calculus for classical electromagnetism which is pitched at university undergraduate level. Specifically I derive the scalar potential for the Helmholtz Theorem.

The Helmholtz theorem is vital to simplify the study of electric and magnetic fields; permitting the introduction of a scalar and magnetic potential. The proof of which is often overlooked, or in my opinion it's just shown to be true. The proof follows from the Dirac Delta Function (or distribution) which is how I do it. I prove all the necessary machinery required for the proof (which is quite involved in that regard).

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Course Description

This video tutorial series covers a range of vector calculus topics such as grad, div, curl, the fundamental theorems, integration by parts, the Dirac Delta Function, the Helmholtz Theorem, spherical polar co-ordinates etc.

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