A fundamental and thorough description of classical electromagnetic radiation, this book is a balance of physical and mathematical explanation and includes over 300 illustrations. Starting from Maxwell's equations, the author demonstrates how fundamental concepts are applied in a wide variety of examples from areas such as classical optics, antenna analysis, and electromagnetic scattering. An interweaving of theoretical and experimental results gives insight into the physical and historical foundations of the subject. The book gives equal footing to the radiation of pulses and the more conventional time harmonic signals. With more than 140 problems, it can be used as a textbook for advanced undergraduate and graduate courses in electrical engineering and physics, and will also be of interest to scientists and engineers working in applied electromagnetics. A solutions manual is available for instructors.Read more
- Very well illustrated (unlike other books at this level) - has over 330 figures
- Includes experimental results throughout, not just theory (again, unlike other books)
- Highly regarded author, Fellow of IEEE
- Includes homework problems; solutions manual available on request for lecturers
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"...Smith's book is a most welcome addition on the subject of electromagnetic radiation and will certainly be of interest to any graduate or advanced undergraduate student for many years to come. I enjoyed it and hope to find it in the library of any institution where the teaching of electromagnetic radiation is taken seriously." Christian Brosseau, Optics and Photonics NewsSee more reviews
"...the book is well written and the arguments clearly presented. It is self contained and provides a good entree to the subject for nonexperts...A broad variety of physical applications provide concrete illustrations of the abstract methods developed in each chapter." Christian Brosseau, Optics and Photonics News
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- Date Published: August 1997
- format: Paperback
- isbn: 9780521586986
- length: 674 pages
- dimensions: 255 x 179 x 37 mm
- weight: 1.196kg
- contains: 341 b/w illus. 35 tables 141 exercises
- availability: Available
Table of Contents
1. Basic theory of classical electromagnetism
2. Electromagnetic plane waves in free space - polarized waves
3. Inhomogeneous plane waves and the plane-wave spectrum
4. Electromagnetic analogues of some optical principles
5. Radiation from distributions of charge and current - general formulation
6. Electromagnetic field of a moving point charge
7. Dipole radiation
8. Radiation from thin-wire antennas
Appendix A. Units and dimensions
Appendix B. Review of vector analysis.
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