Theory of electromagnetic pulses / John Lekner
- Lekner, John
- San Rafael [California] (40 Oak Drive, San Rafael, CA, 94903, USA) : Morgan & Claypool Publishers,  and Bristol [England] (Temple Circus, Temple Way, Bristol BS1 6HG, UK) : IOP Publishing, 
- Physical Description:
- 1 online resource (various pagings) : illustrations (some color).
- Additional Creators:
- Morgan & Claypool Publishers and Institute of Physics (Great Britain)
- IOP release 5 and IOP concise physics, 2053-2571
- 1. Fundamentals -- 1.1. Introduction -- 1.2. Universal properties of electromagnetic pulses -- 1.3. Conservation laws -- 1.4. Energy-momentum inequality -- 1.5. Lorentz invariants -- Appendix A. Radiation of electromagnetic pulses -- Appendix B. Particle wavepackets, 2. Solutions of the wave equation -- 2.1. Vector and scalar potentials -- 2.2. General solutions of the wave equation -- 2.3. Solutions with both z - ct and z + ct space-time dependence -- 2.4. Solutions in cylindrical coordinates -- 2.5. Bateman's integral solution -- 2.6. Pulses as superpositions of beams, casual waveforms -- Appendix A. Cylindrical integrals related to spherical sums -- Appendix B. Two-parameter causal wavefunctions -- Appendix C. The causal wavefunction [psi]₀ in 'spheroidal' coordinates, 3. Electromagnetic pulses -- 3.1. E and B from solutions of the wave equation -- 3.2. TE and TM pulses -- 3.3. Self-dual complex fields, TE+iTM pulses -- 3.4. A particular TE+iTM pulse -- 3.5. The Ziolowski, Hellwarth-Nouchi pulse -- 3.6. The Feng, Winful and Hellwarth pulse -- 3.7. Oscillatory pulses -- 3.8. Causal TE and TM pulses -- Appendix A. Energy of a TE+iTM pulse -- Appendix B. Chirality measures of electromagnetic fields, 4. Angular momentum -- 4.1. Intrinsic angular momentum, polarization -- 4.2. A TE+iTM self-dual pulse -- 4.3. Two self-dual 'CP' pulses -- 4.4. Pulses based on wavefunctions with azimuthal dependence -- 4.5. Causal TE+iTM pulses -- 4.6. Causal self-dual 'CP' pulses -- Appendix A. Evaluation of Jz for a TE+iTM pulse -- Appendix B. Singular integrals over products of Bessel functions, and 5. Lorentz transformation of pulses -- 5.1. Lorentz transformation of scalar pulses -- 5.2. Transformation of electromagnetic pulses -- 5.3. A TE+iTM pulse in its zero-momentum frame -- 5.4. A self-dual 'CP' pulse in its zero-momentum frame -- 5.5. A causal TE+iTM pulse in its zero-momentum frame.
- This book presents the theory of electromagnetic pulses in a simple and physical way. All pulses discussed are exact solutions of the Maxwell equations, and have finite energy, momentum and angular momentum. The subject matter is restricted to free-space classical electrodynamics, but contact is made with quantum theory in proofs that causal pulses are equivalent to superpositions of photons.
- 9781643270227 ebook, 9781643270203 mobi, and 9781643270197 print
- "Version: 20180701"--Title page verso. and "A Morgan & Claypool publication as part of IOP Concise Physics"--Title page verso.
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references.
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- Also available in print.
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- Mode of access: World Wide Web. and System requirements: Adobe Acrobat Reader, EPUB reader, or Kindle reader.
- Administrative History:
- John Lekner is emeritus professor of theoretical physics at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. After an MSc at the University of Auckland and PhD at the University of Chicago, he taught at the Cavendish Laboratory, Cambridge, where he was also fellow and tutor in physics at Emmanuel College. He has worked in statistical physics, electromagnetism, quantum theory and theory of fluids. He is the author of 150 papers and of the book Theory of Reflection (2nd edition, Springer 2016).
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