Electromagnetics Explained: A Handbook for Wireless/ RF, EMC, and High-Speed Electronics

Electromagnetics Explained: A Handbook for Wireless/ RF, EMC, and High-Speed Electronics

by Ron Schmitt
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Electromagnetics Explained: A Handbook for Wireless/ RF, EMC, and High-Speed Electronics by Ron Schmitt

Based on familiar circuit theory and basic physics, this book serves as an invaluable reference for both analog and digital engineers alike. For those who work with analog RF, this book is a must-have resource. With computers and networking equipment of the 21st century running at such high frequencies, it is now crucial for digital designers to understand electromagnetic fields, radiation and transmission lines. This knowledge is necessary for maintaining signal integrity and achieving EMC compliance. Since many digital designers are lacking in analog design skills, let alone electromagnetics, an easy-to-read but informative book on electromagnetic topics should be considered a welcome addition to their professional libraries.

  • Covers topics using conceptual explanations and over 150 lucid figures, in place of complex mathematics
  • Demystifies antennas, waveguides, and transmission line phenomena
  • Provides the foundation necessary to thoroughly understand signal integrity issues associated with high-speed digital design

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780080505237
Publisher: Elsevier Science
Publication date: 06/12/2002
Series: EDN Series for Design Engineers
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 410
File size: 13 MB
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About the Author

Ron Schmitt is the director of electrical engineering support for Sensor Research and Development Corp. in Orono, Maine. He manages the group responsible for electronics design for chemical-sensor research and products. He has a BSEE from Cornell University and an MSEE from the University of Pennsylvania. He is currently a PhD candidate at the University of Maine.

Table of Contents

Introduction and Survey of the Electromagnetic Spectrum
Fundamentals of Electric Fields
Fundamentals of Magnetic Fields
Relativity and Quantum Physics
The Hidden Schematic
Transmission Lines
Waveguides and Shields
Circuits as Guides for Waves and S-Parameters
Antennas: How to Make Circuits That Radiate
EMC (Part I: Basics, Part II: PCB Techniques, Part III: Cabling)
Lenses, Dishes, and Antenna Arrays
Frequency Dependence of Materials, Thermal Radiation, and Noise
Electrical Engineering Book Recommendations

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Electromagnetics Explained: A Handbook for Wireless/ RF, EMC, and High-Speed Electronics 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
n2bmws2 More than 1 year ago
I have my BSEE and MSEE degrees and this book is without a doubt the best overall in explaining the behavior of the sciences of electrostatics, all the way through to electromagnetics. Where was this book when I was spending countless hours, re-doing homework problems, re-reading countless textbooks in order to understand the materials presented to me throughout my academic career.  I totally enjoyed reading this book and will treasure it with my other favorite books. Wow, why didn't someone write a book like this before!  Most engineering textbooks are written by professors to impress their peers, not so much for their students to UNDERSTAND the science behind the theories being presented.   This book should be a requirement to read during the freshman year of any electrical engineering program. Well Done!!  Excellent Job!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Electromagnetics texts almost always get so bogged down in complicated mathematics right from the start, that the reader quickly loses all intuitive feel for the subject matter and any real understanding for what's going on. This book is different!! Finally, somebody has written a book which explains electromagnets from electrostatics to waveguides to antennas in a way that almost anybody can understand. After all the graduate level electromagnetics courses I took learning about TM modes, sperical Bessel functions, and countless other stuff I've forgotten, I still never felt like I understood much about electomagnetics - until I read this book. Suddenly all kinds of puzzle pieces are fitting together. I only wish I had been able to read it before I ever took any of those classes. I certainly would have had a much better understanding of and appreciation for what was being taught. I would recommend this book for any electrical engineer or technician, as well as any non-electrical engineer who wants to understand the basics of electromagnetics. If I was an emags professor, I would definitely make this required reading before I ever put a piece of chalk to the board! Bravo, Mr. Schmitt! Your matter-of-fact writing style and useful every-day analogies have given me a much better understanding of this otherwise enigmatic subject.