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Constitutive relations
Author(s): Werner S. Weiglhofer
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Paper Abstract

To provide a complete and self--consistent description of an electromagnetic process in any type of material, the macroscopic Maxwell equations must be supplemented by constitutive relations. This paper reviews some of the fundamental aspects related to the characterization of different types of materials in terms of constitutive relations. In particular, the dual viewpoints of time--domain and frequency--domain formulations are explored, and certain issues concerning classifications of materials depending on their electromagnetic response are addressed.

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Date Published: 24 June 2002
PDF: 14 pages
Proc. SPIE 4806, Complex Mediums III: Beyond Linear Isotropic Dielectrics, (24 June 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.473006
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Werner S. Weiglhofer, Univ. of Glasgow (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4806:
Complex Mediums III: Beyond Linear Isotropic Dielectrics
Akhlesh Lakhtakia; Graeme Dewar; Martin W. McCall, Editor(s)

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