1. Limited time only! Sign up for a free 30min personal tutor trial with Chegg Tutors
    Dismiss Notice
Dismiss Notice
Join Physics Forums Today!
The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

Wave Impdence

  1. Oct 6, 2007 #1
    When a em-wave goes from free space to a lossless medium with a [tex]n > 1[/tex], why is it that the wave impedence [tex]\eta[/tex] becomes smaller i.e. [tex]\eta = \frac{\eta_0} { n}[/tex]. I know why from the math but I how to get to this result just by some intuitive reasoning?
     
  2. jcsd
  3. Oct 13, 2007 #2
    Anyone?
     
Share this great discussion with others via Reddit, Google+, Twitter, or Facebook




Loading...