Maxwell field equations
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Maxwell field equations[′mak‚swel ′fēld i‚kwā·zhənz]
Four differential equations which relate the electric and magnetic fields to electric charges and currents, and form the basis of the theory of electromagnetic waves. Also known as electromagnetic field equations; Maxwell equations.
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