# Maxwell Equations

- Describe the relationship between electric and magnetic fields at any point in space as a function of charge density and electric current at such a point.

- The wave equation for the propagation of light is derivable from Maxwell's equations, and these are the basic equations of classical electrodynamics. They are used throughout the science of plasma physics, in studies of the earth's magnetic field and its interaction with incoming particles from the sun and the rest of the cosmos, as well as in studies related to the development of fusion power. (James Clerk Maxwell, 1831-1879.)

**See also: **Ampere′s Law, Clerk-Maxwell, James, Gauss Law for Magnetic Fields, Maxwell, James Clerk.

**Subjects: ** Electromagnetism