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Re: Scalar Potential

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  • Subject: [mg101812] Re: Scalar Potential
  • From: Nicholas <physnick at>
  • Date: Sat, 18 Jul 2009 04:49:12 -0400 (EDT)
  • References: <h3hndh$455$>

Sometimes you can't.  If you are talking about a scalar potential that
creates a vector field by applying a gradient, you need to know that
the vector field is conservative (
Conservative_vector_field).  Otherwise, a large class of physical
vector fields can be decomposed using Helmholtz decomposition theorem

On Jul 14, 6:41 am, klonk <kehrw... at> wrote:
> Hi!
> How can i get the scalarpotential of a Vectorfield?
> Any hints on this?

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