Fundamentals of electromagnetism

  • James Clerk Maxwell
Part of the Microwave and RF Technology Series book series (MRFT, volume 12)


Electromagnetism is the science that describes the interactions between electric charges, which may be either stationary or moving. This description is carried out by means of four vector quantities which make up the electromagnetic field:
  • the electric field E

  • the electric displacement D

  • the magnetic field H

  • the magnetic flux density B


Electromagnetic Field Plane Wave Helmholtz Equation Skin Effect Poynting Vector 


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Further Reading

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    Balanis, C.A., Advanced Engineering Electromagnetics, Wiley, New York, 1989.Google Scholar
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    Benson, F.A. and Benson, T.M., Fields, Waves and Transmission Lines, Chapman Hall, London, 1991.Google Scholar
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    Clarke, R.H. and Brown, J., Diffraction Theory and Antennas, Ellis Horwood, 1980.Google Scholar
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    Collin, R.E., Foundations for Microwave Engineering, McGraw-Hill, New York, 1966.Google Scholar
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    Collin, R.E., Field Theory of Guided Waves, IEEE Press, 1991.Google Scholar
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    Harrington, R.F., Time-Harmonic Electromagnetic Fields, McGraw-Hill, New York, 1961.Google Scholar
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    Jordan, E.C. and Balmain, K.G., Electromagnetic Waves and Radiating Systems, Prentice-Hall, New Jersey, 1968.Google Scholar
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    Kong, J.A., Electromagnetic Wave Theory, Wiley, 1986Google Scholar
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    Kraus, J.D. and Carver, K.R., Electromagnetics, McGraw-Hill, New York, 1973.Google Scholar
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    Ramo, S., Whinnery, J.R. and van Duzer, T., Fields and Waves in Communication Electronics, Wiley, New York, 1984.Google Scholar
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    Stratton, J.A., Electromagnetic Theory, McGraw-Hill, 1941.Google Scholar
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    Wait, J.R., Introduction to Antennas and Propagation, Peter Peregrinus, Stevenage, 1966.Google Scholar
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    Van Bladel, J., Electromagnetic Field, Hemisphere Publishing Corporation, New York, 1985.Google Scholar

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