Some Basic Definitions and Concepts

  • G. d’Ambrosio


The force F, acting on an electric charge q moving with velocity v depends on two vector quantities: the electric field E, and the magnetic induction B, according to the following relationship:
$$F = q(E + v \times B)$$


Field Region Incident Field Specific Absorption Rate Vector Quantity Intrinsic Impedance 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. d’Ambrosio
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  1. 1.Dept. of Electronic EngineeringUniversity of NaplesNaplesItaly

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