12. A. Hirose, Comments on “A Mathematical Error in the Lienard‐Wiechert Retarded Potentials”

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Volume 14: Pages 177-179, 2001

Comments on “A Mathematical Error in the LienardWiechert Retarded Potentials”

A. Hirose

Department of Physics and Engineering Physics, University of Saskatchewan, 116 Science Place, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan S7N 5E2 Canada

The retarded Coulomb potential recently proposed by J.P. Wesley [Phys. Essays 13, 589 (2000)] is a result of improper integration and is incorrect. The original LienardWiechert potential has no mathematical flaws.

Keywords: LienardWiechert potential, retarded electromagnetic fields

Received: September 18, 2001; Published online: December 15, 2008