Physical Description of Radio and Microwave Radiation

  • Sol M. Michaelson
  • James C. Lin
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Abstract

An understanding of the interaction of radio and microwave radiation with biological systems requires a knowledge of some of the laws describing the characteristics of radio and microwave radiation. The physical processes of radio and microwave radiation are governed by four principles now known as Maxwell’s equations. These equations represent mathematical expressions of experimental observations. From these four principles or laws of electromagnetics, one may deduce with mathematical vigor and exactness, all macroscopic electromagnetic phenomena.

Keywords

Microwave Radiation Electric Field Strength Transverse Electric Rectangular Waveguide Poynting Vector 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • Sol M. Michaelson
    • 1
  • James C. Lin
    • 2
  1. 1.University of Rochester School of Medicine and DentistryRochesterUSA
  2. 2.University of IllinoisChicagoUSA

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