Accession Number : AD0623125

Title :   GEOMETRIC OPTICS AND THE POLARIZATION VECTORS.

Descriptive Note : Research rept.,

Corporate Author : NEW YORK UNIV N Y DIV OF ELECTROMAGNETIC RESEARCH

Personal Author(s) : Lewis,Robert M.

Report Date : JUL 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 10

Abstract : Classical geometrical optics provides simple rules for the construction of electromagnetic fields. However the rules are imcomplete in that the directions of E and H are not completely determined. The usual rules can be derived from an asymptotic solution of Maxwell's equations. This process also yields equations for the direction of E and H. These equations are shown to yield a very simple direction rule which completes the geometrical optics determination of the fields. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ELECTROMAGNETIC FIELDS, DETERMINATION), (*OPTICS, ELECTROMAGNETIC FIELDS), POLARIZATION, VECTOR ANALYSIS, PARTIAL DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE