6. G. B. Walker, On the B/H controversy in classical electromagnetism

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Volume 21: Pages 271-272, 2008

On the B/H controversy in classical electromagnetism

G. B. Walker 1

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In a recent article the author showed that Lorentz gave an invalid argument which led to the B/H controversy. To complete the study the field vectors are examined using a classical model of the atom. The upshot is that a contradiction arises if B is taken to denote the flux density created by magnetic sources. This is avoided when the earlier definitions of B and H are adopted.

Keywords: Maxwell’s Equations, B/H Controversy, Macroscopic Fields, Lorentz

Received: May 22, 2008; Accepted: October 18, 2008; Published Online: February 6, 2009