The Finite Element Method in Electromagnetics / Edition 2

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While the finite element method has been used to analyze electromagnetic problems for nearly three decades, practicing engineers have been without a comprehensive reference that could provide guidance on its application to the full range of problems they will confront in the course of their work, including those in the area of electromagnetic scattering and radiation. Jianming Jin's new book answers the need for such thorough, one-stop coverage, offering engineers a methodical way to quickly master this very powerful technique for solving practical, often complicated engineering problems. The Finite Element Method in Electronmagnetics provides the first systematic treatment of this numerical analysis technique for electromagnetics, including a brief review of the two classic methods - the Ritz variational method and Galerkin's method - which form the foundation of the finite element method. The book employs an example to introduce the concept of the finite element method and describes the essential steps of the technique without reference to any specific problem, laying the groundwork for a broad-based understanding of the finite element method's usefulness. The book goes on to describe the finite element analysis of one-,two-, and three-dimensional problems. For each class of problems, a rigorous finite element solution is developed in general form, from which the solution to specific problems can be deduced. In presenting these problems in this unique way, engineers clearly see that the method developed can be applied to a variety of different problems, rather than just to specific ones. The Finite Element Method in Electromagnetics is also the only book of its kind to discuss:. The latest recent developments of the finite element method in electromagnetics - included is coverage of finite element-absorbing boundary condition methods, finite element-boundary integral methods, and finite element-eigenfunction expansion methods. In dealing with these hybrid met
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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
“...a comprehensive collection of the methods for the discretization of electromagnetic problems...” (Mathematical Reviews, Issue 2004b)
Provides a treatment for engineers of this numerical analysis technique for electromagnetics, including a brief review of the two classical methods--the Ritz variational method and Galerkin's method--which form the foundation of the finite element method. The author also covers the finite element-absorbing boundary condition methods, finite elements-boundary integral methods, finite element- eigenfunction expansion methods, variational principles, vector finite elements, and applications of the methods to a full range of electromagnetic problems. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
From The Critics
This graduate textbook describes the theory and application of the finite element method for the analysis of electromagnetic problems. Jin (University of Illinois) develops the finite element method in one, two and three dimensions, the analysis of eigenvalue problems, vector finite elements for the modeling of electromagnetic vector wave equations, and eigenvalue expansions for the analysis of open region problems. The second edition adds chapters on absorbing boundary conditions, time domain analysis, and the method of moments. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471438182
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 5/28/2002
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 780
  • Product dimensions: 6.34 (w) x 9.25 (h) x 1.78 (d)

Meet the Author

JIAN-MING JIN, PhD, is Y. T. Lo Chair Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering and Director of the Electromagnetics Laboratory and Center for Computational Electromagnetics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He authored Theory and Computation of Electromagnetic Fields (Wiley) and Electromagnetic Analysis and Design in Magnetic Resonance Imaging, and coauthored Computation of Special Functions (Wiley) and Finite Element Analysis of Antennas and Arrays (Wiley). A Fellow of the IEEE, he is listed by ISI among the world’s most cited authors.

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Table of Contents

Preface to the First Edition
1 Basic Electromagnetic Theory 1
2 Introduction to the Finite Element Method 19
3 One-Dimensional Finite Element Analysis 45
4 Two-Dimensional Finite Element Analysis 89
5 Three-Dimensional Finite Element Analysis 165
6 Variational Principles for Electromagnetics 211
7 Eigenvalue Problems: Waveguides and Cavities 233
8 Vector Finite Elements 273
9 Absorbing Boundary Conditions 339
10 Finite Element-Boundary Integral Methods 407
11 Finite Elements and Eigenfunction Expansion 487
12 Finite Element Analysis in the Time Domain 529
13 Solution of Finite Element Equations 585
14 The Methods of Moments and Fast Solvers 639
App. A A Vector Identities and Integral Theorems 709
App. B The Ritz Procedure for Complex-Valued Problems 713
App. C Green's Functions 715
App. D Singular Integral Evaluation 727
App. E Special Functions 733
Index 743
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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 16, 2002


    First published in 1993, Prof. Jianming Jin¿s The Finite Element Method in Electromagnetics proved to be one of the most significant works in finite element method. With the second edition, the author timely updates it by the latest development in the finite element method in electromagnetics. It documents for the first time higher-order vector finite elements, perfectly matched, hybrid finite-element and asymptotic methods, fast finite-element boundary-integral method, and finite element method in time domain. It constitutes a state-of-the-art as well as a comprehensive treatment of finite element method. In spite of an in-depth scientific book, it is written so beautifully that reading it is indeed an enjoyment! It is an invaluable textbook and an enduring reference for graduate students, researchers, and practicing engineers who require systematic as well as in-depth knowledge of the finite element method in electromagnetics.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 9, 2002

    Greatest book on FEM in electromagnetics

    If you are already familiar with the first edition of this book, you will love this edition. The comprehension of the materials, the systematic writing style.... most important,this edition covers the latest advances on the finite element method in electromagnetics, you should not miss that. The in-depth and intuitive explanation of the finite element method continues to make this book top-notch literature in this field of study. I highly recommend this book to graduate students and researchers interested in the FEM in EM.

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