Poynting vector behavior in lossy media and near a half space


  • R. J. Lytle,

  • D. L. Lager,

  • E. K. Miller


Although the real part of the complex Poynting vector, math formula cannot be strictly interpreted to indicate power flow, its previous use for this purpose has produced no logical inconsistencies. Results of math formula for sources in lossy media, for plane waves interacting with a lossy half-space, and for Hertzian sources located near a lossy ground have been generated. The power flow results for these problems provide unexpected but physically consistent results.