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How to proof the polarity of the reflected wave of Oblique incident.

  1. May 30, 2013 #1
    As shown in the attachment, the book assumes ##\hat E_{||}^r=\hat y_r=(\hat x
    \cos \theta_r +\hat z \sin\theta_r)##. Why? How do you proof this. I have another post here about the Normal Incidence and no luck.

    I am not even convinced that the reflected E is even in the Plane of Incidence, how do you even proof this. I have 5 EM books only Griffiths even attempt to proof in a way I don't even agree for the Normal Incidence. Every book pretty much just give the polarity. If anyone have article or notes, please share with me.



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  3. May 30, 2013 #2
    Try solving the problem there. I faced the very same hurdle. The boundary conditions beautifully bring out the result

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  4. May 30, 2013 #3
    Actually this is exactly what I was struggling with in the other post:

    I am going no where, I spent like two days thinking about that problem already, please take a look and give me some insight. I have the solution manual and I just don't agree with it. The hint make an assumption the the reflected wave is tangential as a starter and where is the proof that the reflected wave is even tangential to the boundary?

    For me, the proof I can accept is if ## \hat n_R=\hat x \cos \theta_R+\hat y \sin\theta_R+ \hat z f(\theta_R)## and proof that y and z component are both zero. Or better yet, proof reflection of a TEM wave is also a TEM wave.

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