The distribution of the current-density, and the associated electric
and magnetic fields within long, straight conductors of circular and rectangular cross-section, is well known. Much of the associated
analytical and experimental work was stimulated by the development of
high-frequency line communications.
The theoretical work was naturally based on the differential equation
form of Maxwell's field equations. The concepts of field impedance and
equivalent field networks were evolved to aid the understanding of line,
wave guide and indeed, free-space transmission systems.
The work described in this thesis has arisen out of an attempt to
exploit the field impedance and equivalent field network concepts to
explain the current-density and field distributions in induct or and
transformer-like structures. [Continues.]
A Doctoral Thesis. Submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the award of the degree of Doctor of Philosophy at Loughborough University.