Computational electromagnetics, wave physics, and quantum mechanics

Weng Cho Chew

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Abstract

In this paper, first, we will discuss the importance of physical insight in computational electromagnetics. We explain why it is relatively easy to arrive at fast algorithms for static problems, but harder for wave physics problems. Second, the understanding of wave physics is very important in classical electromagnetics, but its understanding also allows us to understand other physical phenomena requiring wave physics, such as transport of electrons in complex structures. Last, we discuss the Casimir force calculation that needs a combine understanding of statistical physics, quantum electromagnetics, and classical electromagnetics. Computational electromagnetics can play an important role in Casimir force calculation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEuCAP 2010 - The 4th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation
StatePublished - Aug 12 2010
Event4th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation, EuCAP 2010 - Barcelona, Spain
Duration: Apr 12 2010Apr 16 2010

Publication series

NameEuCAP 2010 - The 4th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation

Other

Other4th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation, EuCAP 2010
CountrySpain
CityBarcelona
Period4/12/104/16/10

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Chew, W. C. (2010). Computational electromagnetics, wave physics, and quantum mechanics. In EuCAP 2010 - The 4th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation [5505717] (EuCAP 2010 - The 4th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation).