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Essentials of Electromagnetics for Engineering

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  • Date Published: March 2012
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521664448

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  • Essentials of Electromagnetics for Engineering introduces the key physical and engineering principles of electromagnetics. Throughout the book, David de Wolf describes the intermediate steps in mathematical derivations that many other textbooks leave out. He covers in depth the concepts of fields and potentials and then progresses to magnetostatics, Maxwell's equations, electrodynamics and wave propagation, waveguides, transmission lines, and antennas. At each stage, de Wolf stresses the physical principles underlying the mathematical results. He also includes homework exercises, a separate chapter on numerical methods in electromagnetics, and a broad range of worked examples to illustrate important concepts. Solutions manual available.

    • Gives clear, step-by-step derivations of mathematical results
    • Contains a chapter on numerical methods
    • Includes a range of Matlab and Mathematica-based exercises
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    Review of the hardback: 'De Wolf is clearly a highly experienced teacher and he has used his experience wisely in putting together a work that, I believe, makes a real advance in understanding what can be, after all, a rather dull and difficult subject if not skilfully presented.' H. Jones Contemporary Physics

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    • Date Published: March 2012
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521664448
    • length: 524 pages
    • dimensions: 244 x 170 x 27 mm
    • weight: 0.83kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction
    2. Some elements of vector analysis
    3. The electrostatic field
    4. The electrostatic potential
    5. The transition towards Maxwell's equations for electrostatics
    6. Electrostatic fields in material media
    7. Electrostatic energy, electromechanical force, and capacitance
    8. The Laplace and Poisson equations of electrostatics
    9. Numerical solutions of Laplace and Poisson equations
    10. Electric current
    11. The magnetostatic field
    12. The magnetostatic potentials
    13. Inductance and magnetic stored energy
    14. Magnetostatic fields in material media
    15. Extension to electrodynamics
    16. How Maxwell's equations lead to waves and signals
    17. Important features of plane time-harmonic waves
    18. Reflection and transmission of plane waves
    19. Waveguides
    20. Transmission lines
    21. Selected topics in radiation and antennas
    Appendices.

  • Author

    David A. de Wolf, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

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