Accession Number : AD0636145

Title :   ELEMENTARY THEORY OF TRANSMISSION AND REELECTION: FUNDAMENTAL RELATIONS AND GEOMETRY.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.

Corporate Author : RHEEM MFG CO BALTIMORE MD

Personal Author(s) : Redheffer, R. M.

Report Date : 20 NOV 1946

Pagination or Media Count : 22

Abstract : The concept of linearity and the relations fundamental to transmission and reflection theory are derived from the properties at the terminals of an object, without reference to its interior. The so-called vector diagram of conventional theory is interpreted as a conformal mapping, as a polar plot, and as a linear transformation. Conditions for its exact validity are obtained, as are the errors when the diagram is known to be only approximate. When no approximations are made, different interpretations of the vector diagram lead to different geometrical figures, each of which is investigated in detail. For ease of reference the results are summarized in numbered paragraphs distributed throughout the text. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*WAVE PROPAGATION, *MICROWAVE FREQUENCY), (*ELECTROMAGNETIC WAVE REFLECTIONS, THEORY), GEOMETRY

Subject Categories : Radiofrequency Wave Propagation

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE