3. Propagation of Electromagnetic Energy

  1. Milan Milosevic

Published Online: 22 APR 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118309742.ch3

Internal Reflection and ATR Spectroscopy

Internal Reflection and ATR Spectroscopy

How to Cite

Milosevic, M. (2012) Propagation of Electromagnetic Energy, in Internal Reflection and ATR Spectroscopy, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118309742.ch3

Author Information

  1. MeV Technologies LLC, Westport, Connecticut, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 22 APR 2012
  2. Published Print: 1 JUN 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470278321

Online ISBN: 9781118309742



  • electromagnetic energy propagation, and Lambert's law;
  • Poynting vector and spectroscopy, the energy flow;
  • stress tensor, in space, linear momentum calculation;
  • absorption of light by medium, molecular cross section


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Poynting Vector and Flow of Electromagnetic Energy

  • Linear Momentum of Light

  • Light Absorption in Absorbing Media

  • Lambert Law and Molecular Cross Section