You are on page 1of 2

PHY 5347

Homework Set 2 Solutions – Kimel

1. 8.5 a)

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


TM:

p = 0, 1, 2, . . . .
1 x 2mn p2π2
ω mnp = + m = 0, 1, 2, . . . .
μ R2 L2
n = 1, 2, 3, . . . .

TE:

p = 1, 2, 3, . . . .
1 x ′2 p2π2
ω ′mnp = mn
+ m = 0, 1, 2, . . . .
μ R2 L2
n = 1, 2, 3, . . . .

Thus

ω mnp x 2mn p2π2


1
= 2
+
μ
R L2

ω ′mnp x ′2 p2π2
1
= mn
+
μ
R2 L2

The lowest four frequencies are (in these units)

ω 010 = 2. 405
ω 110 = 3. 832
2
ω ′111 = 1. 841 2 + π 2 R
L
2
ω ′211 = 3. 054 2 + π 2 R
L

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


10

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.