Electromagnetic waves in space

  • Roland Dobbs
Part of the Student Physics Series book series (SPS)


Electromagnetic fields propagate in space, in dielectrics and, to a limited extent, in plasmas and conductors. The basic properties of electromagnetic waves are revealed by studying their propagation in space, so we begin by solving Maxwell’s equations in free space for their wave solutions and then determine the flow of energy in these waves.


Plane Wave Electromagnetic Wave Energy Flow Spherical Wave Poynting Vector 
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© Roland Dobbs 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • Roland Dobbs
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  1. 1.University of LondonUK

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