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Waves and electromagnetic radiation

Dennis Sherwood and Jon Cooper

in Crystals, X-rays and Proteins: Comprehensive Protein Crystallography

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199559046
eISBN:
9780191595028
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199559046.003.0004
Subject:
Physics, Crystallography: Physics

This chapter outlines the fundamental physical terms used to define wave motion such as wavelength, frequency, velocity, amplitude, wave vector, and period from first principles. It also introduces ... More


Accelerator technology II: waveguides and cavities

J. B. Rosenzweig

in Fundamentals of Beam Physics

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198525547
eISBN:
9780191711725
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198525547.003.0007
Subject:
Physics, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics

This chapter surveys aspects of electromagnetic fields inside of regions bounded by conductors, in scenarios of relevance to accelerator technology. It explains that the discussion was based on ... More


Taking Charge

Michael Munowitz

in Knowing: The Nature of Physical Law

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195167375
eISBN:
9780199787104
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195167375.003.0006
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

This chapter considers the other great domain of classical physics, the macroscopic and deterministic world of electric charge. Here, the four Maxwell equations unite electricity with magnetism and ... More


General Relativity and Einstein's Equations

Yvonne Choquet-Bruhat

in General Relativity and the Einstein Equations

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199230723
eISBN:
9780191710872
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199230723.003.0003
Subject:
Mathematics, Applied Mathematics

This chapter begins with a discussion of Newton's gravity law. It then covers general relativity, observations and experiments, Einstein's equations, field sources, Lagrangians, fluid sources, ... More


Review of classical electrodynamics

Alan Corney

in Atomic and Laser Spectroscopy

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199211456
eISBN:
9780191705915
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199211456.003.0002
Subject:
Physics, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics

This chapter introduces material relevant to the interaction of atoms and radiation. Maxwell's equations and the electromagnetic wave equation are introduced. The electric and magnetic fields ... More


Acceleration and longitudinal motion

J. B. Rosenzweig

in Fundamentals of Beam Physics

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198525547
eISBN:
9780191711725
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198525547.003.0004
Subject:
Physics, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics

This chapter explains that the acceleration of charged particles based on their interaction with a single travelling electromagnetic wave serves as a powerful model problem for developing an ... More


Waves in Three-Dimensional Space

Mohammad Samiullah

in A First Course in Vibrations and Waves

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780198729785
eISBN:
9780191804113
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198729785.003.0007
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

This chapter presents characteristics of waves that are particular to the waves moving in a three-dimensional space. The foundations of acoustic waves, electromagnetic waves, and matter waves are ... More


Electromagnetic Scattering: The Mie Solution

John A. Adam

in Rays, Waves, and Scattering: Topics in Classical Mathematical Physics

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691148373
eISBN:
9781400885404
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691148373.003.0019
Subject:
Mathematics, Applied Mathematics

This chapter focuses on the mathematics underlying the scattering of electromagnetic waves. An electromagnetic wave is comprised of an electric field and a magnetic field, both of which are functions ... More


Optical and electronic properties

Victor F. Petrenko and Robert W. Whitworth

in Physics of Ice

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780198518945
eISBN:
9780191707247
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198518945.003.0009
Subject:
Physics, Crystallography: Physics

This chapter considers the interaction of electromagnetic waves with ice at frequencies ranging from radio waves to the ultraviolet. There are windows of transparency at radio/microwave frequencies ... More


Electromagnetic fields and waves in vacuum

J. Pierrus

in Solved Problems in Classical Electromagnetism: Analytical and Numerical Solutions with Comments

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780198821915
eISBN:
9780191861055
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198821915.003.0007
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

In previous chapters four experimental laws of electromagnetism were encountered: Gauss’s law in electrostatics, Gauss’s law in magnetism, Faraday’s law and Ampere’s law. Now, in this chapter, these ... More


Discovery and Prophecy

Asa Briggs

in The History of Broadcasting in the United Kingdom, Volume I: The Birth of Broadcasting

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780192129260
eISBN:
9780191670008
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192129260.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Cultural History

This chapter focuses on the prophecies and discoveries in wireless communication. It discusses Heinrich Rudolf Hertz's experimental demonstration of the creation and communication of electromagnetic ... More


Basic Classical Concepts

Stephen C. Rand

in Lectures on Light: Nonlinear and Quantum Optics using the Density Matrix

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199574872
eISBN:
9780191722219
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199574872.003.0001
Subject:
Physics, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics

Chapter 1 is an extremely brief review of the elementary aspects of light as a classical electromagnetic wave. Maxwell's equations are outlined and the scalar wave equation is derived from them. Then ... More


Wave Energy: Electromagnetic Waves

E. C. Pielou

in The Energy of Nature

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226668062
eISBN:
9780226668055
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226668055.003.0018
Subject:
Biology, Natural History and Field Guides

Electromagnetic (EM) waves differ profoundly from other kinds of waves in that they need no material medium — they can carry energy through a vacuum. EM waves are regular, periodic disturbances in ... More


Solved Problems in Classical Electromagnetism: Analytical and Numerical Solutions with Comments

J. Pierrus

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780198821915
eISBN:
9780191861055
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198821915.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

Apart from an introductory chapter which focuses mainly on some important mathematical concepts and analytical techniques, this book consists entirely of questions and solutions on topics in ... More


Plane gravitational waves

in Advanced General Relativity: Gravity Waves, Spinning Particles, and Black Holes

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199680696
eISBN:
9780191760662
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199680696.003.0002
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

Starting with plane gravitational waves of arbitrary profile as solutions of Einstein’s vacuum field equations in the linear approximation a sequence of gauge transformations results in a metric ... More


We’re Having a Field Day!

Nicholas Mee

in The Cosmic Mystery Tour

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780198831860
eISBN:
9780191869785
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198831860.003.0003
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology, History of Physics

Space is permeated by fields, such as the electromagnetic field, that transmit forces between objects that are not in direct contact. This idea was first devised by Michael Faraday and its ... More


Scattering Problems: Beltrami Fields and Solvability

G. F. Roach, I. G. Stratis, and A. N. Yannacopoulos

in Mathematical Analysis of Deterministic and Stochastic Problems in Complex Media Electromagnetics

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691142173
eISBN:
9781400842650
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691142173.003.0005
Subject:
Mathematics, Applied Mathematics

This chapter deals with the solvability of time-harmonic electromagnetic wave scattering by an obstacle: either the obstacle or the environment in which it is embedded, or both, is (are) occupied by ... More


Acceleration Kernel

Bahram Mashhoon

in Nonlocal Gravity

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780198803805
eISBN:
9780191842313
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198803805.003.0003
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

The phenomenon of spin-rotation coupling provides the key to the determination of the kernel. Imagine an observer rotating in the positive sense about the direction of propagation of an incident ... More


Waves

David Blow

in Outline of Crystallography for Biologists

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198510512
eISBN:
9780191919244
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198510512.003.0007
Subject:
Chemistry, Crystallography: Chemistry

In this very short chapter, some basic facts about waves are presented. Attached to this short chapter are several boxes which give the fundamental ... More


Electromagnetic waves

Nathalie Deruelle and Jean-Philippe Uzan

in Relativity in Modern Physics

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780198786399
eISBN:
9780191828669
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198786399.003.0033
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

This chapter examines solutions to the Maxwell equations in a vacuum: monochromatic plane waves and their polarizations, plane waves, and the motion of a charge in the field of a wave (which is the ... More


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