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Electromagnetic Waves

  • Costas J. Papachristou
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Abstract

The Maxwell equations are shown to lead, in a straightforward way, to separate wave equations for the electric and the magnetic field. The characteristics of monochromatic plane electromagnetic (e/m) waves are studied. The propagation of e/m waves in a conducting medium is examined and the concept of plasma frequency is introduced. The production of e/m radiation by various kinds of sources is described.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Costas J. Papachristou
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  1. 1.Physical SciencesHellenic Naval AcademyPiraeusGreece

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