- BASIC EQUATIONS FOR ELECTROMAGNETIC FIELDS Introduction: Experimental Laws Maxwell's Equations and the Charge Continuity Equation Constitutive Relations Imposed Currents Divergence Equations Continuity Conditions The Wave Equation. The Helmholtz Equation Magnetic Vector Potential Fitzgerald Electric Vector Potential Hertz Vector Potential Further Applications and Suggested Reading References POLARIZATION Introduction Steinmetz Representation of Time-Harmonic Vectors Parallel and Orthogonal Complex Vectors Properties of Time-Harmonic Vectors Properties of the Complex Vectors Linear Polarization Ratio Circular Polarization Ratio Stokes Parameters The Poincare Sphere Evolution of Polarization in a Linear Medium: Jones Matrix Further Applications and Suggested Reading References GENERAL THEOREMS Introduction Poynting's Theorem. Wave Impedance Uniqueness Theorem Reciprocity Theorem Equivalence Theorem Induction Theorem Duality Theorem TE-TM Field Decomposition Theorem Spatial Symmetries. Reflection Operators Further Applications and Suggested Reading References PLANE WAVES IN ISOTROPIC MEDIA Separability of Variables in the Homogeneous Helmholtz Equation Solution of the Homogeneous Helmholtz Equation in Cartesian Coordinates Plane Waves: Terminology and Classification Traveling Waves. Phase Velocity Standing Waves Poynting Vector and Wave Impedance Completeness of Plane Waves Reflection and Refraction of Plane Waves Fresnel Formulas Reflection in Multilayer Structures Total Reflection Reflection on the Surface of a Good Conductor Further Applications and Suggested Reading References PLANE WAVE PACKETS AND BEAMS Modulated Waves. Group Velocity Dispersion The Scalar Approximation The Equations of Geometrical Optics Geometrical Optics: Electromagnetic Implications Examples of Ray Tracing in Radio Propagation and in Optics The WKBJ Method Further Comments on the WKBJ Method Gaussian Beams Hermite-Gauss and Laguerre-Gauss Modes Reflection and Refraction of Gaussian Beams On the Completeness of a Series Further Comments on Rays and Beams Further Applications and Suggested Reading References PLANE WAVES IN ANISOTROPIC MEDIA General Properties of Anisotropic Media Wave Equations and Potentials in Anisotropic Media Birefringent Media Fresnel's Equation of Wave Normals An Application: Phase Matching of Two Waves Gyrotropic Media The Appleton-Hartree Formula An Example of Permittivity Dyadic Second Example of Permeability Dyadic Faraday Rotation Further Applications and Suggested Reading References WAVEGUIDES WITH CONDUCTING WALLS Introduction Homogeneously Filled Cylindrical Structures: Simplified Proof of the TE-TM Decomposition Theorem Waveguides with Ideal Conducting Walls Transmission Modes of Lossless Cylindrical Structures Mode Orthogonality Some Remarks on Completeness Rectangular Waveguides Circular Waveguides and Coaxial Cables Waveguides with Nonideal Walls On Wall Impedances Hybrid Modes Further Applications and Suggested Reading References WAVES ON TRANSMISSION LINES Introduction Uniform Transmission Lines Impedance Transformation Along a Transmission Line Lossless Transmission Lines Low-Loss Transmission Lines Partially Standing Waves The Smith Chart Remote Measurement of the Load Impedance Impedance Matching Transmission-Line Equations: An Alternative Derivation TEM and Quasi-TEM Propagation in Planar Lines The Coupled-Mode Equations Further Applications and Suggested Reading References RESONANT CAVITIES Introduction Separable Coordinate Systems in Three Dimensions Completeness of Resonator Modes Mode Orthogonality in a Perfect Resonator Lossless Cylindrical Cavities Simple Examples Lossy Resonators: Perturbation Analysis. Intrinsic Q-Factor Resonators Coupled to External Loads. Loaded Q-Factor Open Resonators Stability of Open Resonators Q-Factor of an Open Resonator Further Applications and Suggested Reading References DIELECTRIC WAVEGUIDES Introduction Waves Guided by a Surface of Discontinuity: The Characteristic Equation Guided Modes of a Slab Waveguide Radiation Modes of a Slab Waveguide The Cylindrical Rod: Exact Modes Modal Cut-Off in the Cylindrical Rod Weakly Guiding Rods: The LP Modes Dispersion in Dielectric Waveguides Graded-Index Waveguides The Alpha Profiles: An Important Class of Multimode Graded-Index Fibers Attenuation in Optical Fibers Further Applications and Suggested Reading References RETARDED POTENTIALS Introduction Green's Functions for the Scalar Helmholtz Equation Lorentz-Gauge Vector Potentials in a Homogeneous Medium Field Vectors in Terms of Dyadic Green's Functions Inhomogeneous Media: Polarization Currents Time-Domain Interpretation of Green's Functions Green's Function Expansion Into Orthogonal Eigenfunctions An Example: Field in a Rectangular Box Spherical Harmonics Multipole Expansion An Introduction to Cylindrical Harmonics Further Applications and Suggested Reading References FUNDAMENTALS OF ANTENNA THEORY Introduction Equivalent Dipole Moment of an Extended Source Far-Field Approximations First Example: Short Electric-Current Element Characterization of Antennas Behavior of Receiving Antennas. Reciprocity Examples Antenna Arrays Broad-Side and End-Fire Arrays Further Applications and Suggested Reading References DIFFRACTION Introduction The Diffraction Integral: The Vector Formulation Illumination Conditions. Babinet's Principle The Scalar Theory of Diffraction Diffraction Formulas and Rayleigh-Sommerfeld The Fresnel Diffraction Region The Fraunhofer Diffraction Region Examples The Field Near a Focus: First Example of Fresnel Diffraction Diffraction from a Straight Edge: Second Example of Fresnel Diffraction A Short Note on the Geometrical Theory of Diffraction Further Applications and Suggested Reading References AN INTRODUCTION TO THE THEORY OF COHERENCE Background and Purpose of the Chapter The Analytical Signal Complex Degree of Coherence Temporal Coherence of a Source Spatial Coherence of a Source Higher-Order Coherence: An Introduction An Introduction to Photocount Distributions Modal Noise in Optical-Fiber Transmission Systems: A Short Outline Further Applications and Suggested Reading References APPENDIX A: VECTOR CALCULUS: DEFINITIONS AND FUNDAMENTAL THEOREMS APPENDIX B: VECTOR DIFFERENTIAL OPERATORS IN FREQUENTLY USED REFERENCE SYSTEMS APPENDIX C: VECTOR IDENTITIES APPENDIX D: FUNDAMENTALS ON BESSEL FUNCTIONS Bessel, Neumann and Hankel Functions Modified Bessel Functions Bessel Function Formulas REFERENCES FURTHER SUGGESTED READING INDEX.
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Adapted from a successful and thoroughly field-tested Italian text, the first edition of "Electromagnetic Waves" was very well received. Its broad, integrated coverage of electromagnetic waves and their applications forms the cornerstone on which the author based this second edition. Working from Maxwell's equations to applications in optical communications and photonics, "Electromagnetic Waves, Second Edition" forges a link between basic physics and real-life problems in wave propagation and radiation. Accomplished researcher and educator Carlo G. Someda uses a modern approach to the subject. Unlike other books in the field, it surveys all major areas of electromagnetic waves in a single treatment. The book begins with a detailed treatment of the mathematics of Maxwell's equations.It follows with a discussion of polarization, delves into propagation in various media, devotes four chapters to guided propagation, links the concepts to practical applications, and concludes with radiation, diffraction, coherence, and radiation statistics. This edition features many new and reworked problems, updated references and suggestions for further reading, a completely revised appendix on Bessel functions, and new definitions such as antenna effective height. Illustrating the concepts with examples in every chapter, "Electromagnetic Waves, Second Edition" is an ideal introduction for those new to the field as well as a convenient reference for seasoned professionals.

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