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The Time domain integral equation for a straight wire antenna with the reduced kernel is not well-posed

Davies, P.J. and Zubik-Kowal, B. and Rynne, B.P. (2002) The Time domain integral equation for a straight wire antenna with the reduced kernel is not well-posed. IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, 50 (8). pp. 1165-1166. ISSN 0018-926X

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Abstract

We show that the Pocklington integral equation for time-domain scattering from thin-wire antennas is not mathematically well-posed. This has considerable implications for numerical solution schemes. In particular, our argument explains the observed occurrence of rapidly oscillating errors in numerical solutions as the numerical grid sizes are reduced.