Synopses & Reviews
Essentials of Electromagnetics for Engineering introduces the key physical and engineering principles of electromagnetics. Throughout the book, David de Wolf describes the intermediate steps in mathematical derivations that many other textbooks leave out. He covers in depth the concepts of fields and potentials and then progresses to magnetostatics, Maxwell's equations, electrodynamics and wave propagation, waveguides, transmission lines, and antennas. At each stage, de Wolf stresses the physical principles underlying the mathematical results. He also includes homework exercises, a separate chapter on numerical methods in electromagnetics, and a broad range of worked examples to illustrate important concepts. Solutions manual available.
Synopsis
A clearly-written introduction to the key physical and engineering principles of electromagnetics.
Synopsis
Essentials of Electromagnetics for Engineering introduces the key physical and engineering principles of electromagnetics. Throughout the book, David de Wolf describes the intermediate steps in mathematical derivations that many other textbooks leave out. He covers in depth the concepts of fields and potentials and then progresses to magnetostatics, Maxwell's equations, electrodynamics and wave propagation, waveguides, transmission lines, and antennas. At each stage, de Wolf stresses the physical principles underlying the mathematical results. He also includes homework exercises, a separate chapter on numerical methods in electromagnetics, and a broad range of worked examples to illustrate important concepts. Solutions manual available.
Synopsis
Essentials of Electromagnetics for Engineering provides a clearly-written introduction to the key physical and engineering principles of electromagnetics. Throughout the book, the author describes the intermediate steps in mathematical derivations that many other textbooks leave out. Many homework exercises are provided, including several in Matlab and Mathematica formats. The book contains a separate chapter on numerical methods in electromagnetics, and a broad range of worked examples to illustrate important concepts. It is suitable as a textbook for undergraduate students of engineering and applied physics taking introductory courses in electromagnetics.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction; 2. Some elements of vector analysis; 3. The electrostatic field; 4. The electrostatic potential; 5. The transition towards Maxwellâs equations for electrostatics; 6. Electrostatic fields in material media; 7. Electrostatic energy, electromechanical force, and capacitance; 8. The Laplace and Poisson equations of electrostatics; 9. Numerical solutions of Laplace and Poisson equations; 10. Electric current; 11. The magnetostatic field; 12. The magnetostatic potentials; 13. Inductance and magnetic stored energy; 14. Magnetostatic fields in material media; 15. Extension to electrodynamics; 16. How Maxwellâs equations lead to waves and signals; 17. Important features of plane time-harmonic waves; 18. Reflection and transmission of plane waves; 19. Waveguides; 20. Transmission lines; 21. Selected topics in radiation and antennas; Appendices.