Guided waves and transverse fields: transverse to what?
KünyeSevgi, L. (2008). Guided waves and transverse fields: transverse to what?. IEEE Antennas and Propagation Magazine, 50(6), 221-225. http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/MAP.2008.4768981
This paper describes two-dimensional TE (transverse electric) and TM (transverse magnetic) types of wave representation. These fields are of interest as long as waves are guided and can be decomposed into transverse and longitudinal components. Guided-wave propagation problems, such as transmission lines, waveguides with rectangular and/or circular cross sections, infinite-extent parallel-plate waveguides, etc., are best treated using simplified equations obtained from the longitudinal and transverse decomposition of Maxwell equations.