Master's Theses

Date of Award

Summer 1939

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Physics

Advisor

Dr. Harvey A. Zinszer

Abstract

Radio communication is made possible by means of energy that travels through space from the transmitter to the receiver in the form of electromagnetic waves. These waves move with the velocity of light and differ from visible light only in wave length or frequency. This radiant energy consists of a magnetic field and of an electrostatic field, at right angles to each other and also at right angles to the direction of propagation. Questions explored in this thesis include: 1. Is there a relation between the amount of reflected radio energy and the angle of polarization. 2. If so, which form of radio wave will be reflected to a greater degree. 3. Is there any relation between the angle of polarization of the transmitted signal, and the received signal strength at various distances. 4. Is there any relation between the angle of polarization of the transmitted signal, and the received signal strength at various times of the day. 5. Is there any relation between the angle of polarization of the transmitted signal, and the received signal strength at different seasons of the year.

Rights

Copyright 1939 James W. Haddock

Library Call Number

LD2652 .T5 P4 H32 1939

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