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Electromagnetic Wave Equation

  1. Oct 30, 2004 #1
    We were told to show that the magnetic flux density B obeys a homogenous wave equation. This case applies to electromagnetic waves in a homogenous, linear, uncharged conductor.
    Now I know that the wave equation for magnetic flux density is as follows.

    [ tex ] \nabla^2-\epsilon\mju \frac {\deltaB} {\deltaT}=0 [ \ tex ]

    However I am a little confused on what the solution of the wave equation will be for B. I have the solution for E and H and know they are both orthogonal how is B related to these?
  2. jcsd
  3. Oct 31, 2004 #2
    There're two auxiliary equations that relate E and H to D and B via material properties. They have it in Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maxwell's_equations [/URL]
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