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MAXWELL FIELDS: TRANSVERSE ELECTRIC AND TRANSVERSE MAGNETIC

The connecting link between the observed electromagnetic (e.m.) field
and its source is the Maxwell field equations. The linear acceleration
of the source, as well as the relative motion of the expanding set of
recording clocks, determine the axis of a cylindrical geometry. This
geometry results in the solutions to the e.m. field being decomposed
into two distinct independently evolving fields the familiar
T.M. polarized field and the T.E. field. Each is based on a single
scalar field, which is a scalar under those Lorentz transformations
which preserve cylindrical symmetry. In particular, the
T.M. (resp. T.E.) field has vanishing magnetic (resp. electric) but
nonzero electric (resp. magnetic) field parallel to the cylinder
axis. Finally, there are also the T.E.M. fields. They are both
T.E. and T.M. at the same time, and they propagate strictly parallel
to the cylinder axis.
There is an analogous T.M.-T.E.-T.E.M. decomposition of the
source. For example, the difference between the T.M. and the
T.E. fields is that the source of the T.M. fields is the density of
electric multipoles, while the source for the T.E. fields is the
density of magnetic multipoles.

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Ulrich Gerlach
2001-10-09