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Electromagnetic Processes in Dispersive Media - D. B. Melrose

Electromagnetic Processes in Dispersive Media

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Published: 27th September 1991
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This text presents a systematic discussion of electromagnetic waves and radiation processes in a wide variety of media. The treatment, taken from the field of plasma physics, is based on the dielectric tensor; the authors unify approaches used in plasma physics and astrophysics on the one hand and in optics on the other. Necessary mathematical tools, such as tensor algebra, Fourier transforms, and distributions, are included in Part One. Parts Two, Three, and Four cover the properties of media, the properties of waves in various media, and the general theory of emission processes, such as multipole emission, bremsstrahlung, and cyclotron emission. Part Five is at a more advanced level and covers specific emission processes in greater detail.

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Electromagnetic Fields in Vacuo
Electromagnetic fields
Cartesian tensors
The stress tensor and multipole moments
Fourier transforms
Greens functions
The Electromagnetic Responses of Media
The response of a medium
General properties of response tensors
Analytic properties of response functions
Response tensors for some idealized media
Response tensors for plasmas
Wave Properties
Dispersion relations and polarization vectors
Waves in dielectrics and anisotropic crystals
Waves in plasmas
The polarization of transverse waves
Energetics and damping of waves
Theory of Emission Processes
The emission formula
Emission by multipoles
The Larmor formula
Alternative treatment of emission processes
Specific Emission Processes
Cerenkov emission
Bremsstrahlung
Formal theory of gyromagnetic emission
Gyroemission by mildly relativistic electrons
Synchrotron emission
Scattering of waves by particles
Nonlinear emission processes
Bibliographic notes
Glossary of Symbols
Index
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ISBN: 9780521410250
ISBN-10: 0521410258
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 432
Published: 27th September 1991
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6  x 2.9
Weight (kg): 0.8