Accession Number : AD0717305

Title :   Propagation of an Electromagnetic Shock Discontinuity in a Non-Linear Isotropic Material.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : LEHIGH UNIV BETHLEHEM PA CENTER FOR THE APPLICATION OF MATHEMATICS

Personal Author(s) : Venkataraman,R. ; Rivlin,R. S.

Report Date : NOV 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 16

Abstract : The propagation of an electromagnetic shock discontinuity in a non-linear isotropic dielectric is studied. The velocity of propagation and the electromagnetic vectors behind the shock surface are determined in terms of the unit normal to the surface, the electric and magnetic induction fields ahead of the shock and their magnitudes behind the shock. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*LIGHT, SHOCK WAVES), ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION, DIELECTRICS, PROPAGATION, PARTIAL DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS

Subject Categories : Optics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE