Advances in Classical Field Theory

Coupled-Mode Theory of Electromagnetism including Wide Band Distributed Interactions

Author(s): Yosef Pinhasi, Yuri Lurie and Gad A. Pinhasi

Pp: 55-85 (31)

Doi: 10.2174/978160805195311101010055

* (Excluding Mailing and Handling)

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.

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