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Electromagnetic Wave Propagation Fundamentals

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

Abstract

Maxwell’s theory of electrodynamics describes electromagnetic fields in terms of the space and time variations of electromagnetic field components. In most treatises on electrodynamics, this theory is derived in a more-or-less inductive way starting from static situations, although there are notable exceptions: In Sommerfeld’s well-known books on theoretical physics, electrodynamics starts right awav with the full set of Maxwell’s equations.

Keywords

Wave Packet Group Velocity Poynting Vector Plane Electromagnetic Wave Dissipative Medium 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2004

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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