electromagnetic potential

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electromagnetic potential

[i¦lek·trō·mag′ned·ik pə′ten·chəl]
(electromagnetism)
Collective name for a scalar potential, which reduces to the electrostatic potential in a time-independent system, and the vector potential for the magnetic field; the electric and magnetic fields can be written in terms of these potentials.
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