Is “The curl of the gradient of any scalar field is identically zero” contradictory to Faraday's Law? [duplicate]

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$V$ is a scalar field, then

$$\nabla\times \nabla V = 0$$

$$\nabla \times \mathbf{E} = -\frac{d\mathbf{B}}{dt},\\ \mathbf{E} = -\nabla V\, .$$

marked as duplicate by Qmechanic♦Feb 15 '17 at 11:17

• There is no contradiction in Maxwell's equations, but you're correct: If there is a time varying magnetic field, you can no longer write $\vec{E}=-\nabla V$. – user12029 Feb 15 '17 at 6:54
• Possible duplicate of How is the curl of the electric field possible? – dasdingonesin Feb 15 '17 at 9:21

The correct result is $\mathbf{E}=-\boldsymbol{\nabla}V-\frac{\partial \mathbf{A}}{\partial t}$ with $\mathbf{B}=\boldsymbol{\nabla}\times \mathbf{A}$.
$\vec{E} = -\vec\nabla V$ is true only in electrostatics, in general you cannot write the electric field as a gradient of some scalar function.
Faraday's law is more fundamental than $\vec{E} = -\vec\nabla V$. Faraday's law is always correct, $\vec{E} = -\vec\nabla V$ is not.