Accession Number : AD0724738

Title :   A Nonlinear Electromagnetic Theory - Part I.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : BROWN UNIV PROVIDENCE R I DIV OF APPLIED MATHEMATICS

Personal Author(s) : Bisshopp,Frederic

Report Date : APR 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 50

Abstract : By adding one term to the Lagrangian density that governs classical electromagnetic theory via Maxwell's equations, a parameter-free nonlinear generalization can be formulated. Some properties of plane waves, wavepackets, and self-focussed beams in the resulting nonlinear vector field theory are discussed. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ELECTROMAGNETIC FIELDS, *FIELD THEORY), VECTOR ANALYSIS, PARTIAL DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS, DISPERSION RELATIONS, WAVE FUNCTIONS, ASYMPTOTIC SERIES

Subject Categories : Electricity and Magnetism
      Quantum Theory and Relativity

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE