Discontinuities in the Electromagnetic Field

Discontinuities in the Electromagnetic Field

Author(s): M. Mithat Idemen

Published Online: 26 SEP 2011 08:49AM EST

Print ISBN: 9781118034156

Online ISBN: 9781118057926

DOI: 10.1002/9781118057926

Series Editor(s): Andreas C. Cangellaris

About this Book

A multifaceted approach to understanding, calculating, and managing electromagnetic discontinuities

Presenting new, innovative approaches alongside basic results, this text helps readers better understand, calculate, and manage the discontinuities that occur within the electromagnetic field. Among the electromagnetic discontinuities explored in this volume are:

  • Bounded jump discontinuities at the interfaces between two media or on the material sheets that model very thin layers

  • Unbounded values at the edges of wedge-type structures

  • Unbounded values at the tips of conical structures

The text examines all the key issues related to the bodies that carry the interfaces, edges, or tips, whether these bodies are at rest or in motion with respect to an observer. In addition to its clear explanations, the text offers plenty of step-by-step examples to clarify complex theory and calculations. Moreover, readers are encouraged to fine-tune their skills and knowledge by solving the text's problem sets.

Three fundamental, classical theories serve as the foundation for this text: distributions, confluence, and the special theory of relativity. The text sets forth the fundamentals of all three of these theories for readers who are not fully familiar with them. Moreover, the author demonstrates how to solve electromagnetic discontinuity problems by seamlessly combining all three theories into a single approach.

With this text as their guide, readers can apply a unique philosophy and approach to the investigation and development of structures that have the potential to enhance the capabilities of electronics, antennas, microwaves, acoustics, medicine, and many more application areas.

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