Electrical and Computer Engineering ETDs

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The purpose of this paper is to develop a meaningful expression for the dipole moment in dissipative medium. Since the dipole moment is dependent on the current distribution which in turn is a function of system parameters, and might well start with determination of the input impedance. Two of the most popular methods for determining input impedance to a radiator in an air medium are 1) the induced emf method, and 2) a method whereby the power flow across a spherical surface is calculated as the radius of the sphere becomes infinite. Both methods assume a current distribution; only the first includes reactance as a part of the impedance.

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Electrical Engineering

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Electrical and Computer Engineering

First Committee Member (Chair)

Richard H. Williams

Second Committee Member

Arnold Herman Koschmann

Third Committee Member

Ruben D. Kelly