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  • NEW—Over 370 chapter-end problems.
    • Offers users more opportunities to practice applications, and test their understanding of chapter concepts.
  • NEW—Accompanying CD-ROM.
    • Provides readers with complete sample solutions for 45 chapter-end problems selected from and identified in the text, and enables them to generate a high-quality print of Smith Chart for use with
  • Logical organization—Begins coverage with transmission lines.
    • Presents a natural bridge between familiar circuits material and new electromagnetics material.
  • More emphasis on dynamics than statics.
  • Unique coverage of optical fibers and imaging (Ch. 8).
    • Gives the reader valuable material on optical fibers in wideband communication and optical imaging by mirrors and lenses.
  • User-friendly approach.
    • Explains and clarifies the physics by using math, and avoids lengthy derivations of theorems.
  • Thorough verification of material.
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A textbook for a two-semester undergraduate course for students majoring in electrical engineering. Designed specifically to be compatible with the philosophy and content of the radical new curriculum being proposed for the discipline. Targeted to students in the third year who have taken two or more courses on circuits. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
A textbook in the fundamental physical laws of electromagnetism and their practical application. The 1999 edition is an intermediate step between the standard textbook format of the preceding edition and the CD-ROM interactive supplement to be introduced with the 2001 edition. The CD-ROM accompanying this edition contains figures, a Smith chart, and sample solutions. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780132139311
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • Publication date: 3/11/2010
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 528
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Fawwaz Ulaby

Since joining the University of Michigan faculty in 1984, Professor Ulaby has directed numerous interdisciplinary projects aimed at the development of high-resolution satellite radar sensors for mapping Earth's terrestrial environment. He also served as the founding director of the NASA-funded Center for Space Terahertz Technology, whose research was aimed at the development of microelectronic devices and circuits that operate at wavelengths between the infrared and the microwave regions of the electromagnetic spectrum. He then served a seven-year term as the University of Michigan's vice president for research from 1999-2005. Over his academic career, he has published 10 books and supervised more than 100 graduate students.

Professor Ulaby is a member of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering, Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE), and serves on several international scientific boards and commissions.
In recognition for his outstanding teaching and distinguished scholarship, he has been the recipient of numerous honors and awards from universities, government agencies, and scientific organizations. Among them are the NASA Achievement Award (1990), the IEEE Millennium Medal (2000), the 2002 William Pecora Award, a joint recognition by NASA and the Department of the Interior, and the Distinguished FEA Alumni Award from the American University of Beirut (2006). In 2006, he was selected by the students in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science as "Professor of the Year," and shortly thereafter, he was awarded the Thomas Edison Medal, the oldest medal in the field of electrical and computer engineering in the United States.


Eric Michielssen
Professor Michielssen joined the University of Michigan in 2005 after a decade-long tenure at the University of Illinois. His research interests include all aspects of theoretical and applied computational electromagnetics, with an emphasis on fast frequency and time domain integral-equation methods for analyzing electromagnetic phenomena, and robust optimizers for synthesizing electromagnetic and optical devices. On these topics, he co-authored over one hundred and fifty journal papers and book chapters and over two hundred and fifty papers in conference proceedings.

Professor Michielssen was the recipient of a 1995 National Science Foundation CAREER Award, and the 1998 Applied Computational Electromagnetics Society (ACES) Valued Service Award. In addition, he was named 1999 URSI United States National Committee Henry G. Booker Fellow and selected as the recipient of the 1999 URSI Koga Gold Medal. He also was awarded the University of Illinois' 2001 Xerox Award for Faculty Research, appointed 2002 Beckman Fellow in the University of Illinois Center for Advanced Studies, named 2003 Scholar in the Tel Aviv University Sackler Center for Advanced Studies, and selected as University of Illinois 2003 University and Sony Scholar. He is a Fellow of the IEEE.


Umberto Ravaioli
Professor Ravaioli attended the University of Bologna, Italy, where he obtained degrees in Electronics Engineering and Physics. He conducted his dissertation work on fiber optics and microwaves at the laboratories of the Marconi Foundation in Villa Griffone, the summer estate where Guglielmo Marconi performed his first radio experiments. After developing interests in high speed semiconductor devices and large scale computation, he pursued a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering at Arizona State University, where he developed Monte Carlo particle simulations for the high electron mobility transistor.

He joined the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1986. He was a co-founder of the National Center for Computational Electronics, which promoted for over a decade the development of large scale device simulation by leveraging resources at national supercomputing centers. His research group has developed Monte Carlo and quantum simulators for a wide range of semiconductor device applications, expanding recent activities to charge transport in biological systems, coupled electro-thermal simulation, and nanoelectronics. He is now the leader of the Computational Multiscale Nanosystems group at the Beckman Institute of the University of Illinois and is also serving as Senior Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Programs in the College of Engineering.

Professor Ravaioli is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) and a Fellow of the Institute of Physics (IOP). He received the First Place Outstanding Paper Award at the 2007 IEEE International Conference on Electron Information Technology for his recent work on electro-thermal simulation.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction: Waves and Phasors

1-1 Historical Timeline

1-1.1 EM in the Classical Era

1-1.2 EM in the Modern Era

1-2 Dimensions, Units, and Notation

1-3 The Nature of Electromagnetism

1-3.1 The Gravitational Force: A Useful Analogue

1-3.2 Electric Fields

1-3.3 Magnetic Fields

1-3.4 Static and Dynamic Fields

1-4 Traveling Waves

1-4.1 Sinusoidal Waves in a Lossless Medium

1-4.2 Sinusoidal Waves in a Lossy Medium

1-5 The Electromagnetic Spectrum

1-6 Review of Complex Numbers

TB1 LED Lighting

1-7 Review of Phasors

1-7.1 Solution Procedure

1-7.2 Traveling Waves in the Phasor Domain

TB2 Solar Cells

Chapter 2 Transmission Lines

2-1 General Considerations

2-1.1 The Role of Wavelength

2-1.2 Propagation Modes

2-2 Lumped-Element Model

2-3 Transmission-Line Equations

2-4 Wave Propagation on a Transmission Line

2-5 The Lossless Microstrip Line

2-6 The Lossless Transmission Line: General Considerations

2-6.1 Voltage Reflection Coefficient

2-6.2 Standing Waves

2-7 Wave Impedance of the Lossless Line

TB3 Microwave Ovens

2-8 Special Cases of the Lossless Line

2-8.1 Short-Circuited Line

2-8.2 Open-Circuited Line

2-8.3 Application of Short-Circuit/ Open-Circuit Technique

2-8.4 Lines of Length l = nλ/2

2-8.5 Quarter-Wavelength Transformer

2-8.6 Matched Transmission Line: ZL = Z0

2-9 Power Flow on a Lossless Transmission Line

2-9.1 Instantaneous Power

2-9.2 Time-Average Power

2-10 The Smith Chart

2-10.1 Parametric Equations

2-10.2 Wave Impedance

2-10.3 SWR, Voltage Maxima and Minima

2-10.4 Impedance to Admittance Transformations

2-11 Impedance Matching

2-11.1 Lumped-Element Matching

2-11.2 Single-Stub Matching

2-12 Transients on Transmission Lines

2-12.1 Transient Response

2-12.2 Bounce Diagrams

TB4 EM Cancer Zappers

Chapter 3 Vector Analysis

3-1 Basic Laws of Vector Algebra

3-1.1 Equality of Two Vectors

3-1.2 Vector Addition and Subtraction

3-1.3 Position and Distance Vectors

3-1.4 Vector Multiplication

3-1.5 Scalar and Vector Triple Products

3-2 Orthogonal Coordinate Systems

3-2.1 Cartesian Coordinates

3-2.2 Cylindrical Coordinates

3-2.3 Spherical Coordinates

TB5 Global Positioning System

3-3 Transformations between Coordinate Systems

3-3.1 Cartesian to Cylindrical Transformations

3-3.2 Cartesian to Spherical Transformations

3-3.3 Cylindrical to Spherical Transformations

3-3.4 Distance between Two Points

3-4 Gradient of a Scalar Field

3-4.1 Gradient Operator in Cylindrical and Spherical Coordinates

3-4.2 Properties of the Gradient Operator

3-5 Divergence of a Vector Field

TB6 X-Ray Computed Tomography

3-6 Curl of a Vector Field

3-6.1 Vector Identities Involving the Curl

3-6.2 Stokes’s Theorem

3-7 Laplacian Operator

Chapter 4 Electrostatics

4-1 Maxwell’s Equations

4-2 Charge and Current Distributions

4-2.1 Charge Densities

4-2.2 Current Density

4-3 Coulomb’s Law

4-3.1 Electric Field due to Multiple Point Charges

4-3.2 Electric Field due to a Charge Distribution

4-4 Gauss’s Law

4-5 Electric Scalar Potential

4-5.1 Electric Potential as a Function of Electric Field

4-5.2 Electric Potential Due to Point Charges

4-5.3 Electric Potential Due to Continuous Distributions

4-5.4 Electric Field as a Function of Electric Potential

4-5.5 Poisson’s Equation

4-6 Conductors

4-6.1 Drift Velocity

4-6.2 Resistance

4-6.3 Joule’s Law

TB7 Resistive Sensors

4-7 Dielectrics

4-7.1 Polarization Field

4-7.2 Dielectric Breakdown

4-8 Electric Boundary Conditions

4-8.1 Dielectric-Conductor Boundary

4-8.2 Conductor-Conductor Boundary

4-9 Capacitance

4-10 Electrostatic Potential Energy

TB8 Supercapacitors as Batteries

4-11 Image Method

TB9 Capacitive Sensors

Chapter 5 Magnetostatics

5-1 Magnetic Forces and Torques

5-1.1 Magnetic Force on a Current-Carrying Conductor

5-1.2 Magnetic Torque on a Current-Carrying Loop

5-2 The Biot—Savart Law

5-2.1 Magnetic Field due to Surface and Volume Current Distributions

5-2.2 Magnetic Field of a Magnetic Dipole

5-2.3 Magnetic Force Between Two Parallel Conductors

5-3 Maxwell’s Magnetostatic Equations

5-3.1 Gauss’s Law for Magnetism

TB10 Electromagnets

5-3.2 Am&pgrave; ere’s Law

5-4 Vector Magnetic Potential

5-5 Magnetic Properties of Materials

5-5.1 Electron Orbital and Spin Magnetic Moments

5-5.2 Magnetic Permeability

5-5.3 Magnetic Hysteresis of Ferromagnetic Materials

5-6 Magnetic Boundary Conditions

5-7 Inductance

5-7.1 Magnetic Field in a Solenoid

5-7.2 Self-Inductance

5-7.3 Mutual Inductance

5-8 Magnetic Energy

TB11 Inductive Sensors

Chapter 6 Maxwell’s Equations for Time-Varying Fields

6-1 Faraday’s Law

6-2 Stationary Loop in a Time-Varying Magnetic Field

6-3 The Ideal Transformer

6-4 Moving Conductor in a Static Magnetic Field

6-5 The Electromagnetic Generator

6-6 Moving Conductor in a Time-Varying Magnetic Field

TB12 EMF Sensors

6-7 Displacement Current

6-8 Boundary Conditions for Electromagnetics

6-9 Charge-Current Continuity Relation

6-10 Free-Charge Dissipation in a Conductor

6-11 Electromagnetic Potentials

6-11.1 Retarded Potentials

6-11.2 Time-Harmonic Potentials

Chapter 7 Plane-Wave Propagation

7-1 Time-Harmonic Fields

7-1.1 Complex Permittivity

7-1.2 Wave Equations

7-2 Plane-Wave Propagation in Lossless Media

7-2.1 Uniform Plane Waves

7-2.2 General Relation Between E and H 319

TB13 RFID Systems

7-3 Wave Polarization

7-3.1 Linear Polarization

7-3.2 Circular Polarization

7-3.3 Elliptical Polarization

TB14 Liquid Crystal Display (LCD)

7-4 Plane-Wave Propagation in Lossy Media

7-4.1 Low-Loss Dielectric

7-4.2 Good Conductor

7-5 Current Flow in a Good Conductor

7-6 Electromagnetic Power Density

7-6.1 Plane Wave in a Lossless Medium

7-6.2 Plane Wave in a Lossy Medium

7-6.3 Decibel Scale for Power Ratios

Chapter 8 Wave Reflection and Transmission

8-1 Wave Reflection and Transmission at Normal Incidence

8-1.1 Boundary between Lossless Media

8-1.2 Transmission-Line Analogue

8-1.3 Power Flow in Lossless Media

8-1.4 Boundary between Lossy Media

8-2 Snell’s Laws

8-3 Fiber Optics

TB15 Lasers

8-4 Wave Reflection and Transmission at Oblique Incidence

8-4.1 Perpendicular Polarization

8-4.2 Parallel Polarization

8-4.3 Brewster Angle

8-5 Reflectivity and Transmissivity

TB16 Bar-Code Readers

8-6 Waveguides

8-7 General Relations for E and H

8-8 TM Modes in Rectangular Waveguide

8-9 TE Modes in Rectangular Waveguide

8-10 Propagation Velocities

8-11 Cavity Resonators

8-11.1 Resonant Frequency

8-11.2 Quality Factor

Chapter 9 Radiation and Antennas

9-1 The Hertzian Dipole

9-1.1 Far-Field Approximation

9-1.2 Power Density

9-2 Antenna Radiation Characteristics

9-2.1 Antenna Pattern

9-2.2 Beam Dimensions

9-2.3 Antenna Directivity

9-2.4 Antenna Gain

9-2.5 Radiation Resistance

9-3 Half-Wave Dipole Antenna

9-3.1 Directivity of λ/2 Dipole

9-3.2 Radiation Resistance of λ/2 Dipole

9-3.3 Quarter-Wave Monopole Antenna

9-4 Dipole of Arbitrary Length

TB17 Health Risks of EM Fields

9-5 Effective Area of a Receiving Antenna

9-6 Friis Transmission Formula

9-7 Radiation by Large-Aperture Antennas

9-8 Rectangular Aperture with Uniform Aperture Distribution

9-8.1 Beamwidth

9-8.2 Directivity and Effective Area

9-9 Antenna Arrays

9-10 N-Element Array with Uniform Phase Distribution

9-11 Electronic Scanning of Arrays

9-11.1 Uniform-Amplitude Excitation

9-11.2 Array Feeding

Chapter 10 Satellite Communication Systems and Radar Sensors

10-1 Satellite Communication Systems

10-2 Satellite Transponders

10-3 Communication-Link Power Budget

10-4 Antenna Beams

10-5 Radar Sensors

10-5.1 Basic Operation of a Radar System

10-5.2 Unambiguous Range

10-5.3 Range and Angular Resolutions

10-6 Target Detection

10-7 Doppler Radar

10-8 Monopulse Radar

Appendix A Symbols, Quantities, Units, and Abbreviations

Appendix B Material Constants of Some Common Materials

Appendix C Mathematical Formulas

Appendix D Answers to Selected Problems



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