Scalar Waves

  • Bahman Zohuri


There is wide confusion about what “scalar waves” are both in serious and less serious literature on electrical engineering. This chapter explains that this type of wave is a longitudinal wave of potentials. It has been shown that a longitudinal wave is a combination of a vector potential with a scalar potential. There is a full analogue to acoustic waves. Transmitters and receivers for longitudinal electromagnetic waves are discussed. Scalar waves were found and used at first by Nikola Tesla in his wireless energy transmission experiments. The SW is the extension of the Maxwell’s equation part that we call the More Complete Electromagnetic equation, as described herein.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Bahman Zohuri
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  1. 1.Department of Electrical and Computer EngineeringUniversity of New Mexico, Galaxy Advanced Engineering, Inc.AlbuquerqueUSA

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