Simple 'derivation' of Maxwell's equations relying on the new extended Helmholtz theorem Conference Paper uri icon


  • By relying on the extended Helmholtz theorem and a set of four postulates, Maxwell's equations are derived. This approach is shown to naturally provide the constants and although their particular values are not evident. The decision as to whether to set 1 or 2 to a negative number is arbitrary were originally framed. In the present work, the choice of sign is made so as to be consistent with the accepted expressions.

published proceedings

  • IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society, AP-S International Symposium (Digest)

author list (cited authors)

  • Nevels, R. D.

complete list of authors

  • Nevels, RD

publication date

  • January 1995