Hello, I've heard in many places that in the "near reactive field" of an antenna which is the region really really close to the antenna, the E and H fields are not perpendicular. But I just can't imagine how that is possible since In Maxwell's 3'rd and 4'th equations it is explicit that the curl of A is proportional d B / dt therefor they are in space orthogonal where A and B can be E and H.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

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# Are the E and H field not orthogonal near the antenna?

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