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