A Note on the Applicability of the Booker Theorem to Magnetoactive Plasmas


  • Oldwig von Roos


In this note it is shown that a recently found theorem [Booker et al., 1968] relating the reflexion coefficients for electromagnetic scattering from a variety of stratified media to each other in a simple way is inapplicable in cases where a static magnetic field is present. Calculations of VLF propagation in the lower ionosphere can therefore not be simplified by a utilization of the above-mentioned theorem.