I know that for air, the intrinsic impedance η is 377 Ω, but it becomes complex in a conductive medium. This fact is sort of hindering me in being able to answer a few problems consisting of electric and magnetic waves in a conductive medium, but I just wanted to clarify one thing.
Say, I am given H(z,t)=0.5cos(ωt-βz)ay+0.7cos(ωt-βz)ax
I know that the intrinsic impedance for a conductive medium is:
The Attempt at a Solution
When σ=0 for one problem, I was left with:
But I do know that
My question is, what in the world is u_o, ε_o, and ε_r ?
Am I supposed to figure this out or is this already provided in a table somewhere?
I have been trying to look in my book and online, but am getting confused easily.
Will someone please clarify this for me?
Any help is greatly appreciated!