Classical electromagnetism (or classical electrodynamics) is a branch o theoretical pheesics that studies the interactions atween electric charges an currents uisin an extension o the classical Newtonian model. The theory provides an excellent description o electromagnetic phenomena whenever the relevant length scales an field strengths are lairge enough that quantum mechanical effects are negligible. For small distances and low field strengths, such interactions are better described by quantum electrodynamics.
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