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Permittivity and Permeability and the Basis of Effective Parameters

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Author(s)

James R. Baker-Jarvis, Michael D. Janezic, Billy F. Riddle

Abstract

The concepts of effective permittivity and permeability are used throughout the literature to describe both highly heterogeneous materials, inhomogeneous materials, and small collections of molecules. In this paper we study definitions of the permittivity and permeability based on microscopic Maxwell's equations and then discuss the ramifications of the common usage of the term "effective".
Proceedings Title
Conference on Precision Electromagnetic Measurements
Conference Dates
June 8-13, 2008
Conference Location
Broomfield, CO, USA
Conference Title
CPEM 2008 Conference on Precision Electromagnetic Measurements

Citation

Baker-Jarvis, J. , Janezic, M. and Riddle, B. (2008), Permittivity and Permeability and the Basis of Effective Parameters, Conference on Precision Electromagnetic Measurements, Broomfield, CO, USA (Accessed June 25, 2024)

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Created June 7, 2008, Updated October 12, 2021