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Essentials of Electromagnetics for Engineering

Essentials of Electromagnetics for Engineering


  • Date Published: October 2000
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521662819

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  • Essentials of Electromagnetics for Engineering, first published in 2000, provides a clearly written introduction to the key physical and engineering principles of electromagnetics. Throughout the book, the author describes the intermediate steps in mathematical derivations that many other textbooks leave out. The author begins by examining Coulomb's law and simple electrostatics, covering in depth the concepts of fields and potentials. He then progresses to magnetostatics and Maxwell's equations. This approach leads naturally to a discussion of electrodynamics and the treatment of wave propagation, waveguides, transmission lines, and antennas. At each stage, the author stresses the physical principles underlying the mathematical results. Many homework exercises are provided, including several in Matlab and Mathematica formats. The book contains a separate chapter on numerical methods in electromagnetics, and a broad range of worked examples to illustrate important concepts. It is suitable as a textbook for undergraduate students of engineering and applied physics taking introductory courses in electromagnetics.

    • 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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    Product details

    • Date Published: October 2000
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521662819
    • length: 524 pages
    • dimensions: 254 x 178 x 29 mm
    • weight: 1.12kg
    • 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

  • Author

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

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