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Light-Matter InteractionPhysics and Engineering at the Nanoscale, Second Edition$
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John Weiner and Frederico Nunes

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780198796664

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2017

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198796664.001.0001

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Elements of Classical Electrodynamics

Elements of Classical Electrodynamics

Chapter:
(p.13) 2 Elements of Classical Electrodynamics
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Light-Matter Interaction
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John Weiner

Frederico Nunes

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198796664.003.0002

Chapter 2 reacquaints the reader with electric and magnetic force fields and their interactions with ponderable media through Maxwell’s equations and the accompanying Lorentz force law. Macroscopic quantities of permittivity and permeability are emphasised, and through the constitutive relations, polarisation and magnetisation fields. Dipole radiation, space-propagating and surface-propagating wave solutions to Maxwell’s equations are all fundamental to understanding energy and momentum transport around, and through, atomic scale and nanoscale structured materials. The chapter ends with a development of plane wave propagation, reflection, and transmission in homogenous media and at dielectric and metallic surfaces.

Keywords:   ponderable media, electric forces, magnetic forces, Lorentz force law, Maxwell’s equations, dipole radiation, nanoscale materials, plane wave propagation

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