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Electromagnetic waves in conductors

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

Abstract

Electromagnetic waves propagate with their electric and magnetic fields oscillating about the direction of propagation (Fig. 3.6) so that when they interact with matter the largest effects come from the lightest charged particles, the electrons. In dielectrics the electrons are bound charges and in Chapter 4 we found that the polarisation was characterised by the atomic polarisability α (ω), given by the Clausius-Mossotti and Lorentz-Lorenz equations.

Keywords

Electromagnetic Wave Radiation Pressure Magnetic Vector Skin Depth Good Conductor 
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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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