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Poynting vector
The vector obtained in the direction of a right-hand screw from the cross-product (vector product) of the electric field vector rotated into the magnetic field vector of an electromagnetic wave. Note: The Poynting vector, with transmission media parameters and constants, gives the irradiance and direction of propagation of the electromagnetic wave. Mathematically: P = E × H . [From Weik '89]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 
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