Waves in Dispersive Media

  • Carl S. Helrich
Part of the Graduate Texts in Physics book series (GTP)


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.


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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