Advances in Classical Field Theory

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Classical field theory is employed by physicists to describe a wide variety of physical phenomena. These include electromagnetism, fluid dynamics, gravitation and quantum mechanics. The central ...
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Coupled-Mode Theory of Electromagnetism including Wide Band Distributed Interactions

Pp. 55-85 (31)

Yosef Pinhasi, Yuri Lurie and Gad A. Pinhasi

Abstract

Usually the electromagnetic field is naively thought as given by six independent quantities E and B. However in chapter 2 the field was presented as dependent on a four-component vector potential. In this chapter a different approach is formulated, in which electromagnetic field is determined by two scalar complex functions. This approach will serve as a starting point for the following variational analysis given in the next chapter, where the electromagnetic field is shown to depend only on a single complex function.

Affiliation:

Ariel University Center of Samaria, P.O.B. 3, Ariel 40700 Israel.