# What does this boundary condition mean?

by HasuChObe
Tags: boundary, condition
 P: 32 One of the boundary conditions for a homogeneous uniform waveguide is $$\frac{\partial H_z}{\partial n}=0$$. What does this mean physically?
 Sci Advisor HW Helper PF Gold P: 2,015 What does this boundary condition mean? You must mean Eq. (8.30): $$\partial_n(B_z)=0$$ at the surface. It follows from (8.24) by dotting it with n. The two terms on the LHS are zero, giving the BC on B_z. Then, it follows That $$H_z(x,y)\sim\cos(m\pi x/A)\cos(n\pi y/B)$$ for an AXB rectangular guide.