Accession Number:

AD0692120

Title:

ON A PHYSICAL FOUNDATION FOR ELECTROMAGNETIC SYSTEM THEORY

Descriptive Note:

Scientific rept.

Corporate Author:

NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIV AT RALEIGH

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1969-06-20

Pagination or Media Count:

43.0

Abstract:

The traditional basis for the theory of electromagnetic systems e.g. , circuits, microwave networks, antennas is a collection of definitions describing their temporal and spectral properties. It is shown here that these properties are all derivable as a consequence of two physical assumptions, namely, the Maxwell-Lorentz theory of electromagnetism and the postulates of causality, linearity, time-invariance, and passivity. These two assumptions alone thus constitute an axiomatic physical foundation for electromagnetic system theory.

Subject Categories:

  • Electricity and Magnetism

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE