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Reflection and refraction

  1. Nov 3, 2007 #1
    We use only 2 boundary conditions in driving Fresnel's laws, whereas Maxwell's equations provided 4 conditions (2 were identical to other 2). What is the intuitive explanation for this redundancy? which boundary conditions turned out to be equivanlent to each other.
     
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  3. Nov 3, 2007 #2

    Meir Achuz

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    For each polarization, one Maxwell equation doesn't enter, and one equation is equivalent to another. Just write the equatons and you will see this.
     
  4. Nov 3, 2007 #3
    dear friend, i thank you a lot..but would you please give me detailed information..

    sincerely
     
  5. Nov 3, 2007 #4

    Meir Achuz

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    I think you should look at an intermediate EM textbook.
     
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