In two volumes, this book presents a detailed, systematic treatment of electromagnetics with application to the propagation
of transient electromagnetic fields (including ultrawideband signals and ultrashort pulses) in dispersive attenuative media.
The development in this expanded, updated, and reorganized new edition is mathematically rigorous, progressing from classical
theory to the asymptotic description of pulsed wave fields in Debye and Lorentz model dielectrics, Drude model conductors,
and composite model semiconductors. It will be of use to researchers as a resource on electromagnetic radiation and wave propagation
theory with applications to ground and foliage penetrating radar, medical imaging, communications, and safety issues associated
with ultrawideband pulsed fields. With meaningful exercises, and an authoritative selection of topics, it can also be used
as a textbook to prepare graduate students for research. Volume 2 presents a detailed asymptotic description of plane wave
pulse propagation in dielectric, conducting, and semiconducting materials as described by the classical Lorentz model of dielectric
resonance, the Rocard-Powles-Debye model of orientational polarization, and the Drude model of metals. The rigorous description
of the signal velocity of a pulse in a dispersive material is presented in connection with the question of superluminal pulse
propagation. The second edition contains new material on the effects of spatial dispersion on precursor formation, and pulse
transmission into a dispersive half space and into multilayered media.
Volume 1 covers spectral representations
in temporally dispersive media.