This chapter examines basic MQS phenomenology, i.e., the fundamental occurrences and relations in the MQS regime that are at the root of discrimination sensing. Knowing what to expect, along with a grasp of cause and effect, forms the basis for the modeling, representation, and parameterization required by discrimination. The discussion frequently exploits the solutions to canonical cases, as well as a few fundamental measurements. To explore related material and more comprehensive treatments, the reader is referred to other publications [e.g., Refs. 1–5] and to the electromagnetics texts mentioned in Chapter 1.
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