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Four waves formalism

  1. Nov 30, 2015 #1
    hi every one
    can any one give me a course or a paper talking about the four waves formalism introduced by Landau and Lifshitz
    thanks for advance :)
     
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  3. Dec 1, 2015 #2

    Geofleur

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    Do you mean the use of four-vectors in classical field theory in general, or is there something more specific you are thinking of? Is there a particular place in the Landau/Lifshitz series (most likely volume 2) that is giving a problem?
     
  4. Dec 2, 2015 #3
    yes i mean the use of four-vectors in classical field theory in general , this formalism is used in the calculation of reflectance and transmission of monolayer multilayered structures
     
  5. Dec 2, 2015 #4

    Geofleur

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    There is a nice little book, "Four-Tensors, the Mother Tongue of Classical Physics", by Reinhart Frosch, that introduces four-tensors and how they are used in classical field theory. It doesn't address how four-vectors are used in reflectance and transmission calculations, but it will help you get the hang of four-tensors if you are not used to them.
     
  6. Dec 2, 2015 #5
    ok i'll check it
    thanks Geofleur i really appreciate your help
     
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