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A Coherent Reframing of the Master Equations of Electromagnetic Theory

Forrest Bishop
Year: 2011 Pages: 8
Keywords: refractive index capacitance inductance
The electromagnetic expressions for capacitance, inductance, and resistance are reformulated in terms of the index of refraction, n, of the dielectric material surrounding the two conductors of the so-called electric circuit together with the vacuum speed of light, c, and vacuum wave impedance, Zo. The ?quantities-per-unit-length? concept is shown to be closer to the physics than is the ?lumped-element? concept. The critical features of three different theories- of alleged electric circuits, of transmission lines, and of optics, are shown to be aspects of a single, coherent opto-electromagnetic theory of TEM Wave Electrodynamics. A necessary part of putting this show in order requires dismissing the actors known as electric permittivity, magnetic permeability, electric current, magnetic flux, voltage, and electric charge. These are the misdirected characters starring in a drama about static fields and electric currents that never were.