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Term: electromagnetic field
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Definition: field, determined by a set of four interrelated vector quantities, that characterizes, together with the electric current density and the volumic electric charge, the electric and magnetic conditions of a material medium or of a vacuum

Note 1 to entry: The four interrelated vector quantities, which obey Maxwell’s equations, are by convention:

Note 2 to entry: This definition of electromagnetic field is valid in so far as certain quantum aspects of electromagnetic phenomena can be neglected.

Note 3 to entry: An electromagnetic field can include static components, i.e. an electrostatic field and a magnetostatic field, and time-varying components representing electromagnetic waves.


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Replaces:121-11-61:1998-08
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