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Radio Frequency Principles and Applications: The Generation, Propagation, and Reception of Signals and Noise / Edition 1

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"Now, in a single convenient volume, you can have all the information you need on real-world applications of electromagnetic theory, including the prediction, analysis, and measurement of electromagnetic fields and their effects. RADIO FREQUENCY PRINCIPLES and APPLICATIONS will guide you from the basics of electromagnetic theory to the full range of new and vital applications.

Author Albert A. Smith, Jr. provides a wealth of practical information in an accessible style, without using obtuse theory or requiring complex mathematical derivations.

This exceptionally "readable" text ties together the various related topics in a logical development, and the material flows from the fundamentals of electromagnetic fields to areas of practical application. The numerous figures provide helpful illustrations, and the appendicies offer additional mathematical details.

This book will be of particular use to engineers working in the many diverse fields relating to the application of electromagnetic concepts, including engineers involved in RF technology, EMC, radio wave propagation, antennas, radio frequency environments, wireless communications, microwaves, and space systems.

Professors: To request an examination copy simply e-mail"

Sponsored by:
IEEE Electromagnetic Compatibility Society, IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society.

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Meet the Author

Albert A. Smith, Jr. has more than 35 years experience in radio frequency engineering and electromagnetics. During his career at the IBM Corporation, he performed theoretical and experimental investigations in areas such as wave propagation, antennas, radio noise, lightning effects, electromagnetic data security, TEMPEST, and the biological effects of non-ionizing radiation. As a senior engineer at the IBM Electromagnetic Compatibility Laboratory, Poughkeepsie, New York, he was responsible for the electromagnetic compatibility of IBM's large computer systems, including the design of the IBM Poughkeepsie Open Area Test Facility for measuring electromagnetic radiation from large systems.
Mr. Smith has made fundamental contributions to the theory of the coupling of electromagnetic fields to transmission lines, the characterization of electromagnetic measurement sites, and antenna calibration. A Fellow of the IEEE, he is also associate editor of the IEEE Transactions on Electromagnetic Compatibility and past chairman of the IEEE Technical Committee on Electromagnetic Environments. Mr. Smith is the author of the book, Coupling of External Electromagnetic Fields to Transmission Lines (first edition, John Wiley & Sons, New York, 1977; second edition, Interference Control Technologies, Gainesville, Virginia, 1987) and coauthor of Measuring the Radio Frequency Environment (Van Nostrand Reinhold Company, New York, 1985). He has published more than 20 technical papers.

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Table of Contents


Static Fields and Sources.

Time-Varying Fields.



The RF Environment.

Waveforms and Spectral Analysis.

Transmission Lines.

Appendix A: Physical Constants.

Appendix B: Electrical Units.

Appendix C: Wave Relations.

Appendix D: Math Identities.

Appendix E: Vector Operators.

Appendix F: Frequency Bands.


About the author.

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