Chapter 3Plane Wave Propagation, Reflection and Transmission

Many excellent texts, such as references [1] to [3], discuss Maxwell’s equations and their solutions under various conditions. The solutions give the space and time dependence of the electric and magnetic intensities. These two field quantities are vectors, each of whose components is therefore a function of the spatial coordinates x, y, z and time t. They are usually designated by the vectors E and H and have units of V/m and A/m, respectively. In simple media of interest for wireless propagation, such as air, earth, and masonry, the electric flux density D and magnetic flux density B are related to E and H through the linear relations [1,2]


Here εr is the relative dielectric ...

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