Wave Polarization

  • K. Rohlfs
  • T. L. Wilson
Part of the Astronomy and Astrophysics Library book series (AAL)


In the preceding chapter we have shown that plane electromagnetic waves in a dielectric medium are transverse and that the x and the y component of both E and H for a wave propagating in the z direction obey the same wave equation. For the sake of simplicity, we have investigated the propagation of only one component of these fields.


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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • K. Rohlfs
    • 1
  • T. L. Wilson
    • 2
  1. 1.Institut für AstrophysikUniversität BochumBochumGermany
  2. 2.MPI für RadioastronomyBonnGermany

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