Reconstruction of Macroscopic Maxwell Equations

A Single Susceptibility Theory

  • Kikuo Cho

Part of the Springer Tracts in Modern Physics book series (STMP, volume 237)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Kikuo Cho
    Pages 1-19
  3. Kikuo Cho
    Pages 49-75
  4. Kikuo Cho
    Pages 77-96
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 133-135

About this book


This book presents a logically more complete form of macroscopic Maxwell equations than the conventional ones by applying long wavelength approximation to microscopic nonlocal theory. This scheme requires only one susceptibility tensor describing electric and magnetic polarizations together with their mutual interference. The quantum mechanical expression of the susceptibility covers both chiral and achiral symmetry. Only in the absence of chiral symmetry, this reduces to the conventional form, under the additional condition of using magnetic susceptibility defined with respect to, not H, but B. This scheme solves various problems inherent to the conventional scheme of Maxwell equations.


Chiral symmetry Long wavelength approximation Macroscopic Maxwell equations Maxwell's equations Microscopic nonlocal response Single susceptibility scheme

Authors and affiliations

  • Kikuo Cho
    • 1
  1. 1.Chemical Research InstituteToyota Physical andAichiJapan

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2010
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-12790-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-12791-5
  • Series Print ISSN 0081-3869
  • Series Online ISSN 1615-0430
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