- Can these be derived from other chemical properties?
For example, can you predict the permittivity and permeability of a substance if you know what the atomic composition is? Is it a stat mech problem?
Amazing. Thank you.Yes, it is possible to calculate the permittivity of a substance ab initio.
The theory is not elementary:
In principle, the dielectric function in dependence of frequency and wavenumber also determines the permeability.