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Maxwell equations' plane wave reduction

  1. Oct 12, 2014 #1
    Hello, I have been attempting to reduce Maxwell's equations to the forms shown in the image, by substituting the plane wave solutions for E and B of the wave equations back into Maxwell's equations, but I cannot find a way.

    Anybody know how to do this?


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  3. Oct 12, 2014 #2

    Dale

    Staff: Mentor

    That is it. There is nothing more to be done.

    When you have a solution and want to show that it is a solution you simply plug it back into the original equations and show that it satisfied those equations. This is what you have done.
     
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