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Propagation of First-Order Electromagnetic Discontinuities in an Isotropic Medium

  • R. Venkataraman
  • R. S. Rivlin

Abstract

The propagation of a first-order electromagnetic discontinuity is discussed. Expressions are obtained for the possible velocities of propagation as functions of the field strengths ahead of the surface of discontinuity. Expressions are also obtained for the growth in the magnitude of the discontinuity as the wave progresses.

Keywords

Supersonic Flow Magnetic Intensity Field Interscience Publisher Secular Equation Singular Surface 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1997

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. Venkataraman
    • 1
  • R. S. Rivlin
    • 1
  1. 1.Center for Application of MathematicsLehigh UniversityBethlehemUSA

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