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Volume 14: Pages 177-179, 2001
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 Lienard‐Wiechert potential has no mathematical flaws.
Keywords: Lienard‐Wiechert potential, retarded electromagnetic fields
Received: September 18, 2001; Published online: December 15, 2008