PHY 5347

Homework Set 2 Solutions – Kimel
1. 8.5 a)

R

L
For the TM modes, we saw in class the resonance frequencies are
TM:

ω mnp =

1
μ

x 2mn
p2π2
+
R2
L2

p = 0, 1, 2, . . . .
m = 0, 1, 2, . . . .
n = 1, 2, 3, . . . .

TE:

ω ′mnp =

1
μ

p2π2
x ′2
mn
+
L2
R2

p = 1, 2, 3, . . . .
m = 0, 1, 2, . . . .
n = 1, 2, 3, . . . .

Thus
ω mnp
1
μ

ω ′mnp
1
μ

=

x 2mn
p2π2
+
2
R
L2

=

x ′2
p2π2
mn
+
R2
L2

The lowest four frequencies are (in these units)
ω 010 = 2. 405
ω 110 = 3. 832
ω ′111 =

1. 841 2 + π 2

R
L

2

ω ′211 =

3. 054 2 + π 2

R
L

2

2. 405, 3. 832, 1. 841 2 + π 2 x 2 , 3. 054 2 + π 2 x 2

10
8
6
4
2

0

0.2

0.4

0.6

0.8

1
x

1.2

1.4

1.6

1.8

2

where x = R/L.
The answer is ”No.” ω ′111 and ω 010 cross when
1. 841 2 + π 2 x 2 = 2. 405
or x = 0. 492 58. For frequencies smaller than this cross over frequency, ω ′111 is lowest, whereas for
larger frequencies, ω 010 is lowest.