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The study of the movement of electrostatic charges.
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In particular, "the strictly deterministic character of the Newtonian account (as well as classical electromagnetism) makes unintelligible all phenomena in which a system reconstitutes itself, or recovers a privileged state of the whole following an external disturbance ...
When one first learns classical electromagnetism, one is taught to think of Maxwell's equations as governing the evolution in time of the electric and magnetic fields (or, more subtly, of the electromagnetic field).
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