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Computational Methods for Electromagnetics

Computational Methods for Electromagnetics

Andrew F. Peterson, Scott L. Ray, Raj Mittra

ISBN: 978-0-780-31122-0

Dec 1997, Wiley-IEEE Press

592 pages

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Computational Methods for Electromagnetics is an indispensable resource for making efficient and accurate formulations for electromagnetics applications and their numerical treatment. Employing a unified coherent approach that is unmatched in the field, the authors detail both integral and differential equations using the method of moments and finite-element procedures. In addition, readers will gain a thorough understanding of numerical solution procedures.

Topics covered include:

  • Two- and three-dimensional integral equation/method-of-moments formulations
  • Open-region finite-element formulations based on the scalar and vector Helmholtz equations
  • Finite difference time-domain methods
  • Direct and iterative algorithms for the solutions of linear systems
  • Error analysis and the convergence behavior of numerical results
  • Radiation boundary conditions
  • Acceleration methods for periodic Green's functions
  • Vector finite elements
Detail is provided to enable the reader to implement concepts in software and, in addition, a collection of related computer programs are available via the Internet. Computational Methods for Electromagnetics is designed for graduate-level classroom use or self-study, and every chapter includes problems. It will also be of particular interest to engineers working in the aerospace, defense, telecommunications, wireless, electromagnetic compatibility, and electronic packaging industries.


Electromagnetic Theory.

Integral Equation Methods for Scattering from Infinite Cylinders.

Differential Equation Methods for Scattering from Infinite Cylinders.

Algorithms for the Solution of Linear Systems of Equations.

The Discretization Process.

Basis/Testing Functions and Convergence.

Alternative Surface Integral Equation Formulations.

Strip Gratings and Other Two-Dimensional Structures with One-Dimensional Periodicity.

Three-Dimensional problems with Translational or Rotational Symmetry.

Subsectional Basis Functions for MultiDimensional and Vector Problems.

Integral Equation Methods for Three-Dimensional Bodies.

Frequency-Domain Differential Equation Formulations for Open Three-Dimensional Problems.

Finite-Difference Time-Domain Methods on Orthogonal Meshes.

Appendix A: Quadrature.

Appendix B: Source-Field Relationships for Cylinders Illuminated by an Obliquely Incident Field.

Appendix C: Fortran Codes for TM Scattering From Perfect Electric Conducting Cylinders.

Appendix D: Additional Software Available Via the Internet.


About the Authors.