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Transmission Lines and Wave Propagation, Fourth Editionby Philip C Magnusson
Synopses & Reviews
For almost ten years, the authors of Transmission Lines and Wave Propagation have been providing readers with a thorough understanding of the behavior of transmission lines and their advantages and limitations. The development of new research, better programs, and enhanced concepts since its publication presents a demand for a version that reflects these advances. Extensively revised and updated, the Fourth Edition of this bestselling text answers the call with additional formulas, expanded discussions, and updated references, as well as a new chapter on coupled transmission lines.
WHAT MAKES THIS TEXT SO POPULAR?
The first part of the text develops and applies the distributed-circuit theory. Through observable behavior such as travel time, attenuation, distortion, and reflection from terminations, it analyzes signals and energy traveling on transmission lines at finite velocities. The remainder of the book reviews the principles of electromagnetic field theory, then applies Maxwell's equations for time-varying electromagnetic fields to coaxial and parallel conductor lines; rectangular, circular, and elliptical cylindrical hollow metallic waveguides; and fiber optic cables. This progressive organization, along with its expanded coverage, makes Transmission Lines & Wave Propagation an invaluable reference. The book's analysis of coupled lines makes it a unique text for undergraduate courses and its extensive reference material provides an excellent source for graduate students.
NEW IN THE FOURTH EDITION:
An overview of fiber optic cables emphasizing the principle types, their propagating modes, and dispersion; the role of total internal reflection at the core/cladding interface; and the specific application of boundary conditions to a circularly symmetrical propagating mode
A chapter on coupled transmission lines including coupled-line network analysis and basic crosstalk study
More information on pulse propagation on lines with skin-effect losses
Freeware program available via the Internet
Solutions manual available for qualified course adoptions
Book News Annotation:
The latest edition of this electrical engineering text reflects the development of new technologies and the maturation of theoretical work across the engineering disciplines over the past decade. It deals with transmission lines and wave propagation primarily from an engineering- mathematical point of view, emphasizing aspects of importance in communication systems. The first seven chapters examine transmission- line response in terms of voltage and current, using distributed- circuit parameters. Chapter 8 is devoted to the ladder-network delay line or artificial line. A final chapter, new to this edition, considers coupled transmission lines, dealing with applications such as directional couplers as well as crosstalk between transmission lines.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Extensively revised and updated, Transmission Lines and Wave Propagation, 4th Edition addresses this broad topic as a text for upper division students in electrical engineering. The new edition of this popular text contains a new chapter on coupled structures, discussion of insulation materials, and use of the Fast Fourier Transform to refine the approximations of transmission line response to step-function excitation and the predicted response of a delay line. The author now makes available a solution manual and a freeware program with instruction manual to allow demonstrations beyond simple laboratory experiments
For more than ten years, Transmission Lines and Wave Propagation has been providing readers with a thorough understanding of the behavior of transmission lines and their advantages and limitations. Extensively revised and updated, the fourth edition of this bestselling text features a chapter on coupled transmission lines, more material on fiber optic cables, expanded discussions, and updated references that make this an outstanding text for undergraduate courses and an excellent resource for graduate students. A freeware program available on the Internet provides enlightening demonstrations above and beyond simple laboratory experiments.
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