### Abstract

The exact solution of the two-dimensional Sommerfeld half-plane problem is obtained with a path integral approach. The approach relies on the Riemann space associated with this problem but does not require discretization nor a transformation to the corresponding heat conduction problem. A new intrinsic symmetry property of the half-plane problem solutions is revealed and is connected to the characteristics of the underlying Riemann space. An endpoint rather than a stationary point argument reproduces Keller's GTD results from the path integral expression.

Original language | English (US) |
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Pages (from-to) | 377-402 |

Number of pages | 26 |

Journal | Journal of Electromagnetic Waves and Applications |

Volume | 1 |

Issue number | 4 |

DOIs | |

State | Published - Jan 1 1987 |

Externally published | Yes |

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- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Physics and Astronomy(all)

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**Exact solution of the sommerfeld half-plane problem : a path integral approach without discretization.** / Ziolkowski, Richard W.

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AB - The exact solution of the two-dimensional Sommerfeld half-plane problem is obtained with a path integral approach. The approach relies on the Riemann space associated with this problem but does not require discretization nor a transformation to the corresponding heat conduction problem. A new intrinsic symmetry property of the half-plane problem solutions is revealed and is connected to the characteristics of the underlying Riemann space. An endpoint rather than a stationary point argument reproduces Keller's GTD results from the path integral expression.

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