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Toroidal Field

A Vector Field resembling a Torus which is purely circular about the z-Axis of a Sphere (i.e., follows lines of Latitude). A toroidal field takes the form

{\bf T} = \left[{\matrix{
{1\over \sin \theta} {\part...
...ver \partial \theta}\cr}}\right].\hrule width 0pt height 5.5pt

See also Divergenceless Field, Poloidal Field


Stacey, F. D. Physics of the Earth, 2nd ed. New York: Wiley, p. 239, 1977.

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