Tombe, Frederick David
Mechanics / Electrodynamics
June 5, 2019
Maxwell's displacement current, aether, vortices, electromagnetism, electromagnetic radiation, electromagnetic wave equation, displacement current, wireless telegraphy, magnetization, linear polarization, electron-positron aether
It is widely believed that electricity and magnetism were united by James Clerk Maxwell in the nineteenth century. In his 1865 paper ‘A Dynamical Theory of the Electromagnetic Field’, Maxwell substituted the quantity ‘Displacement Current’ into Ampère’s circuital law and he obtained the electromagnetic wave equation. Displacement current is generally believed to incorporate Gauss’s law and so it would appear that Maxwell had successfully united electrostatics with electromagnetism.