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Electromagnetic Processes in Dispersive Media

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  • Date Published: August 2005
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  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521018487

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  • This text presents a systematic discussion of electromagnetic waves and radiation processes in a wide variety of media. The treatment, taken from the field of plasma physics, is based on the dielectric tensor; the authors unify approaches used in plasma physics and astrophysics on the one hand and in optics on the other. Necessary mathematical tools, such as tensor algebra, Fourier transforms, and distributions, are included in Part One. Parts Two, Three, and Four cover the properties of media, the properties of waves in various media, and the general theory of emission processes, such as multipole emission, bremsstrahlung, and cyclotron emission. Part Five is at a more advanced level and covers specific emission processes in greater detail.

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    "...a wonderful book, carefully designed, written, typed, and presented in an elegant, flawless edition. I believe that it will produce a very positive reaction from all the members of the electromagnetics community and attract them into adopting it for classroom use and as a research reference." George A. Tsihrintzis, Optics & Photonics News

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    • Date Published: August 2005
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521018487
    • length: 432 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 26 mm
    • weight: 0.654kg
    • contains: 39 b/w illus. 3 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Electromagnetic Fields in Vacuo:
    1. Electromagnetic fields
    2. Cartesian tensors
    3. The stress tensor and multipole moments
    4. Fourier transforms
    5. Greens functions
    Part II. The Electromagnetic Responses of Media:
    6. The response of a medium
    7. General properties of response tensors
    8. Analytic properties of response functions
    9. Response tensors for some idealized media
    10. Response tensors for plasmas
    Part III. Wave Properties:
    11. Dispersion relations and polarization vectors
    12. Waves in dielectrics and anisotropic crystals
    13. Waves in plasmas
    14. The polarization of transverse waves
    15. Energetics and damping of waves
    Part IV. Theory of Emission Processes:
    16. The emission formula
    17. Emission by multipoles
    18. The Larmor formula
    19. Alternative treatment of emission processes
    Part V. Specific Emission Processes:
    20. Cerenkov emission
    21. Bremsstrahlung
    22. Formal theory of gyromagnetic emission
    23. Gyroemission by mildly relativistic electrons
    24. Synchrotron emission
    25. Scattering of waves by particles
    26. Nonlinear emission processes
    Bibliographic notes
    Glossary of symbols

  • Authors

    D. B. Melrose, University of Sydney

    R. C. McPhedran, University of Sydney

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