Chapter 2. Electromagnetic Theory

  1. Craig F. Bohren1 and
  2. Donald R. Huffman2

Published Online: 29 DEC 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9783527618156.ch2

Absorption and Scattering of Light by Small Particles

Absorption and Scattering of Light by Small Particles

How to Cite

Bohren, C. F. and Huffman, D. R. (2007) Electromagnetic Theory, in Absorption and Scattering of Light by Small Particles, Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527618156.ch2

Author Information

  1. 1

    Distinguished Professor of Meteorology, The Pennsylvania State University

  2. 2

    Regents Professor of Physics, The University of Arizona

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 29 DEC 2007
  2. Published Print: 23 APR 1998

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471293408

Online ISBN: 9783527618156

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Keywords:

  • field vectors;
  • maxwell equations;
  • spatial dispersion;
  • poynting vector;
  • polarization

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Field Vectors and the Maxwell Equations

  • Time-Harmonic Fields

  • Frequency-Dependent Phenomenological Coefficients

  • Spatial Dispersion

  • Poynting Vector

  • Plane-Wave Propagation in Unbounded Media

  • Reflection and Transmission at a Plane Boundary

  • Reflection and Transmission by a Slab

  • Experimental Determination of Optical Constants

  • The Analogy Between a Slab and a Particle

  • Polarization