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Total energy per unit area of a EM pulse

  1. Nov 2, 2011 #1
    B=Boexp[-(kz-ωt)2)] i(hat)

    Calculate the electric field associated with the above magnetic field pulse.
    Calculate the Poynting vector for the EM field and the total energy per unit area.
    Use Maxwell's equations in vacuum and assume electric potential is zero.

    2. Relevant equations
    Amperes Law

    I calculated the electric field to be E=Boc*exp[-(kz-ωt)2] j(hat)
    And the Poynting vector to be
    N=-(Bo2c/μo)*exp[-(kz-ωt)2] k(hat)

    I am stuck on how to calculate the the energy per unit area. I think I would have to integrate over time (t=0 to t=∞) at some fixed point but I'm not sure.
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