JournalszaaVol. 22 , No. 3DOI 10.4171/zaa/1163

On a Quaternionic Reformulation of Maxwell's Equations for Chiral Media and its Applications

  • Vladislav V. Kravchenko

    Cinvestav del IPN, Santiago De Querétaro, Mexico
  • H. Oviedo

    Cinestav, Mexico, D.f., Mexico
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Abstract

A quaternionic reformulation of the Maxwell equations for chiral media is proposed. Integral representations for solutions are constructed. A complete solution of the extendability problem for the electromagnetic fields in chiral media is obtained. Maxwell's equations for inhomogeneous chiral media are studied also and some classes of solutions for slowly changing media are obtained.