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Maxwell's equations

(without the equations)



"It's nothing, I guess, it's of no use whatsoever!"
-- Heinrich Hertz




'What is this?'

-- The short answer:

It's an attempt to demonstrate how electromagnetic waves that travel at the speed of light are generated with no reference to Maxwell's equations.


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--The long answer:

It's generally accepted that the only way to perceive a traveling electromagnetic wave (the heart of wireless telecommunications) is through the mathematics of Maxwell's equations.

However, even if you are fluent in the language of mathematics, you may find it rather hard to grasp a traveling electromagnetic wave from the formal presentation of Maxwell's equations. Yet, with some mathematical manipulation and a considerable amount of wishful thinking, it's possible to show that they are, indeed, seem to predict a traveling wave of some sort. Do they?


'What is next then?'

The following will attempt to answer this question by employing the basic physics of electrical and magnetic interactions with no reference to Maxwell's equations. It will, then, compare its outcome with Maxwell's equations theoretical prediction. Finally, it will reveal how close this prediction come to the real world of practice as it was discovered by Heinrich Hertz through his brilliant experimental setup.

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