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Multipole Theory in Electromagnetism
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Multipole Theory in Electromagnetism: Classical, quantum, and symmetry aspects, with applications

Roger E. Raab and Owen L. de Lange

Abstract

The book opens with a chapter on the classical theory of multipoles in electromagnetism, in which static and dynamic multipole expansions of various physical quantities are derived, including of the Maxwell fields D and H. Chapter 2 presents a semi-classical account of multipole theory, in which the Barron-Gray gauge is used to derive multipole polarizabilities describing the induction of molecular moments by a harmonic plane wave. Aspects of symmetry are treated in Chapter 3 — space-time behaviour of tensors and physical properties of molecules and crystals. In Chapter 4, D(E,B) and H(E,B) ar ... More

Keywords: classical multipole theory, quantum theory, symmetry aspects, linear material constants, transmission effects, scattering effects, reflection, transformed fields, transformed material constants, invariant reflected intensities

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2004 Print ISBN-13: 9780198567271
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198567271.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Roger E. Raab, author
School of Chemical and Physical Sciences, University of Natal, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa

Owen L. de Lange, author
School of Chemical and Physical Sciences, University of Natal, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa