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Vector Potential

A function ${\bf A}$ such that

{\bf B}\equiv \nabla \times {\bf A}.

The most common use of a vector potential is the representation of a magnetic field . If a Vector Field has zero Divergence, it may be represented by a vector potential.

See also Divergence, Helmholtz's Theorem, Potential Function, Solenoidal Field, Vector Field

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