Radiation and Propagation of Electromagnetic Waves

Radiation and Propagation of Electromagnetic Waves

1st Edition - January 1, 1969

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  • Author: George Tyras
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483220512

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Radiation and Propagation of Electromagnetic Waves serves as a text in electrical engineering or electrophysics. The book discusses the electromagnetic theory; plane electromagnetic waves in homogenous isotropic and anisotropic media; and plane electromagnetic waves in inhomogenous stratified media. The text also describes the spectral representation of elementary electromagnetic sources; the field of a dipole in a stratified medium; and radiation in anisotropic plasma. The properties and the procedures of Green’s function method of solution, axial currents, as well as cylindrical boundaries are also considered. The book further tackles diffraction by cylindrical structures and apertures on cylindrical structures. Students taking electrical engineering or electrophysics will find the book useful.

Table of Contents

  • Preface


    1. Electromagnetic Theory

    1.1 Maxwell's Equations

    1.2 Macroscopic Properties of Matter

    1.3 Energy and Power

    1.4 Boundary Conditions

    1.5 The Wave Equation

    1.6 Electromagnetic Potentials in Homogeneous Isotropic Media

    1.7 Uniqueness Theorem for Electromagnetic Boundary Value Problems

    1.8 The Dirac Delta Function



    2. Plane Waves in Homogeneous Isotropic Media

    2.1 General Properties of Plane Waves

    2.2 Spectral Decomposition

    2.3 Inhomogeneous Plane Waves

    2.4 Reflection and Refraction

    2.5 The Zenneck Surface Wave

    2.6 The Lateral Wave

    2.7 The Impedance Concept and Boundary Conditions

    2.8 System of Parallel Plane Layers



    3. Plane Waves in Homogeneous Anisotropie Media

    3.1 Electrically Anisotropie Media

    3.2 Magnetically Anisotropie Media

    3.3 Plane Waves in Magnetoplasmas

    3.4 Plane Waves in Magnetized Ferrites



    4. Plane Waves in Inhomogeneous Stratified Media

    4.1 The Characteristic Differential Equations

    4.2 General Solution

    4.3 Specific Inhomogeneity Profiles

    4.4 The WKB Approximation

    4.5 Geometrical Optics Approximation



    5. Spectral Representation of Elementary Sources

    5.1 Integration of the Wave Equation

    5.2 Spectral Representation of Dipoles and Line Sources

    5.3 Asymptotic Evaluation of Integrals



    6. Field of a Dipole in a Stratified Medium

    6.1 Vertical Electric Dipole above an Interface

    6.2 Vertical Electric Dipole above a Conducting Earth (Sommerfeld Problem)

    6.3 Vertical Electric Dipole above a Slightly Conducting Plasma

    6.4 Vertical Electric Dipole in a Three-Layer Medium



    7. Radiation in Anisotropic Plasma

    7.1 Electric Dipole in Magnetoplasma

    7.2 Magnetic Line Source in Magnetoplasma

    7.3 Radiation from a Magnetic Current Line Source in the Presence of a Separation Boundary 193



    8. Green's Function Method of Solution

    8.1 Self-Adjoint Boundary Value Problems

    8.2 Examples of Eigenfunction Expansion

    8.3 Formal Green's Function Procedure

    8.4 Examples of Green's Function Construction



    9. Axial Currents and Cylindrical Boundaries

    9.1 General Considerations

    9.2 Perfectly Conducting Wedge and an Axial Current Distribution

    9.3 Cylindrically Tipped Wedge and an Axial Current Distribution

    9.4 Perfectly Conducting Circular Cylinder and an Axial Current Distribution

    9.5 Dielectric Circular Cylinder and a Line Source



    10. Diffraction by Cylindrical Structures

    10.1 Circular Cylinder

    10.2 Cylindrically Tipped Wedge

    10.3 The Wedge

    10.4 The Wiener-Hopf Technique



    11. Apertures on Cylindrical Structures

    11.1 Apertures on Planes

    11.2 Apertures on Circular Cylinders

    11.3 Apertures on Wedges



    Subject Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 384
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1969
  • Published: January 1, 1969
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483220512

About the Author

George Tyras

About the Editors

Henry G. Booker

Nicholas Declaris

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