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Fundamentals of Electromagnetics with Engineering Applications

Stuart M. Wentworth

ISBN: 978-0-470-10575-7 July 2006 608 Pages


The revolution in wireless communications calls for a new focus in the electrical engineering curriculum. Stuart M. Wentworth fills that need with his new Fundamentals of Electromagnetics with Engineering Applications. Incorporating the popular MATLAB program throughout, it features practical applications for wireless systems, transmission lines, waveguides (including optical fiber), antennas, and microwave systems. Designed for use in a one- or two-semester sequence at the junior and senior level, it offers students both detailed theoretical grounding and hands-on experience in harmony with today’s professional practice.

Part 1 of the text features a classical organization of electromagnetic fundamentals, beginning with electrostatics and basic vectors. Once the students understand simple vectors, coordinate systems and electrostatic fields, they are ready to use more complicated vector algebra as they learn about magnetostatics. Then, time variation is introduced as students learn about dynamic fields and plane waves. Electromagnetic applications are covered in the second part of the text, with emphasis on those applications related to wireless communications. Part 2 covers transmission lines, waveguide (including optical fiber), antennas, electromagnetic interference, and a brief treatment of microwave engineering.

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Chapter 1. Introduction.


Chapter 2. Electrostatics.

Chapter 3. Magnetostatics.

Chapter 4. Dynamic Fields.

Chapter 5. Plane Waves.


Chapter 6. Transmission Lines.

Chapter 7. Waveguide.

Chapter 8. Antennas.

Chapter 9. Electromagnetic Interference.

Chapter 10. Microwave Engineering.

  • Unique approach: The text features practical applications for Wireless Systems, Transmission Lines, Waveguide, Antennas, Electromagnetic Interference, and Microwave Engineering.
  • Worked-out example problems— numerous worked-out example problems give students hands-on experience in how to solve electromagnetic problems.
  • Drill problems— many relatively simple drill problems are included for reinforcement of the course material.
  • End-of-chapter problems— plentiful end-of-chapter problems including problems on MATLAB are arranged by chapter section, and many of the odd-numbered problems have answers provided in the appendix.
  • MATLAB— there are many detailed MATLAB examples that provide for deeper illumination of the subject matter. (One of the few texts on the market to make use of this important program.)
  • Practical applications— a number of practical applications are provided that show how electromagnetic theory is put into practice. For example, some of the applications that are briefly described are loudspeakers, laser printers, microwave ovens, and magnetic levitated trains.
  • End-of-chapter summaries— a concise summary at the end of each chapter captures the key points.