Much of the discussion in the previous three chapters centered around lossless transmission lines. For these lines, the various relations were independent of conductivity of the materials involved. In fact, even for a distortionless transmission line, although an attenuation constant was present, all other basic properties of the line were independent of conductivity. The speed of propagation depended only on material properties of the line (ε and µ) the phase constant, and wavelength were also independent of conductivity of the line. If this is the case, are the conductors necessary? If so, what are their roles in the propagation of energy in the lossless or distortionless transmission line?
KeywordsTransverse Magnetic Electric Field Intensity Magnetic Field Intensity Transverse Electric Cavity Resonator
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