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Fresnel’s equations

  1. Apr 9, 2012 #1
    hello dears

    I want to know alot about fresnel’s equations

    I donot know any thing about it ??

    can you help me , please
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  3. Apr 9, 2012 #2
    Are you referring to fresnel zones or near field diffraction?
  4. Apr 9, 2012 #3
    I mean Fresnel's equations that describe the reflection and transmission of electromagnetic waves at an interface.
  5. Apr 9, 2012 #4
    Check any good book on electromagnetics.
    Hecht's book "Optics" has very good drawings that help understand the different polarizations.
  6. Apr 9, 2012 #5


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  7. Jun 2, 2012 #6
    You may refer to section 9.3.3 in Introduction to Electrodynamics by Griffiths it treats reflection from dielectric boundaries in a nice way and the same book has a section on the boundary conditions for electromagnetic wave at the end of chapter 7. For a quick discussion you may refer to the following link:
    However be warned that it makes use of some approximations.
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