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Well, now we have learned a little about how to describe waves propagating through ``free'' space - dielectric media, possibly bounded by a conducting surface. But how did they get there? Well, sit yourselves down and I'll tell you. They were radiated there by accelerating, time dependent charge-current distributions!

And now we'll learn how...

Note well! This treatment differs substantially from Jackson's, which actually kinda sucks. Ultimately it will be much simpler to understand and is consistently developed. However, it really is the same thing and one gets the same general expressions for the multipole fields or potentials.


Robert G. Brown 2007-12-28