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Abstract

The aim of this paper is to find an alternative to the usual electromagnetic wave equation - that is, a different equation with the same solutions. The final goal is to solve electromagnetic problems with iterative methods. The curl curl operator that appears in the electromagnetic wave equation is difficult to invert numerically, and this cannot be done iteratively. The addition of a higher order term that emphasises the diagonal terms in the operator may help to solve the problem, and the new equation should be solvable by an iterative algorithm. The additional mode is suppressed by suitable boundary conditions.

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Authors: LLOBET X, Centre de Recherches en Physique des Plasmas, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Lausanne (CH);APPERT K, Centre de Recherches en Physique des Plasmas, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Lausanne (CH);VACLAVIK J, Centre de Recherches en Physique des Plasmas, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Lausanne (CH)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: Joint Varenna-Lausanne International Workshop on Theory of Fusion Plasmas, Varenna (IT), August 27-31, 1990
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 35662 ORA
Record Number: 199110436 / Last updated on: 1994-12-02
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en