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Plane Waves

Plane Waves

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This chapter discusses plane waves, electromagnetic waves, H-field, unmagnetized medium, Helmholtz equation, dissipative wave equation, F-field, angular frequency, lossless medium, E-field, and Faraday's law.

Chapter Contents:

  • The Helmholtz Equation and Its Plane Wave Solutions
  • Propagation Constant, Wavelength, Phase Velocity, Intrinsic Impedance
  • Time-Average Poynting Vector
  • The Loss Tangent
  • Approximations for the Propagation Constant and Intrinsic Impedance
  • Wave Polarization
  • Group Velocity and Dispersion
  • Reflection and Transmission at an Interface
  • Crank Diagram
  • Standing Waves
  • Perpendicular and Parallel Polarizations
  • Laws of Reflection and Refraction
  • Fresnel Equations
  • The Brewster Angle

Inspec keywords: electromagnetic waves

Other keywords: E-field; electromagnetic waves; Faraday's law; dissipative wave equation; H-field; F-field; unmagnetized medium; plane waves; lossless medium; Helmholtz equation; angular frequency

Subjects: Electromagnetic wave propagation in plasma; Electromagnetic waves: theory

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