Classical Physics


Electric Field and Divergence Theorem

Authors: Eric Su

The divergence theorem states that the surface integral of the flux is equal to the volume integral of the divergence of the flux. This is not true if there is singularity in the volume integral. One example is the electric field flux described by Coulomb's law. Another example is the gravitational force. Consequently, Gauss's flux theorem is not applicable to the divergence of the electric field.

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[v1] 2019-12-01 22:55:31
[v2] 2019-12-03 00:43:50
[v3] 2019-12-03 16:08:59

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