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Vector Calculus for Electromagnetism 44 : Helmholtz Theorem Proof Part 1

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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