Waves in Dispersive Media

Chapter
Part of the Graduate Texts in Physics book series (GTP)

Abstract

In this chapter we consider the propagation of slightly damped waves in nonmagnetic dispersive media. In a dispersive medium electromagnetic wave fields interact with charges and the energy originally present in the electromagnetic fields flows, i.e. is dispersed, to the medium.

Keywords

Transverse Wave Longitudinal Wave Dispersion Relation Space Average Dispersive Medium 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Goshen CollegeGoshenUSA

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