Language : English
Published : 2010-06-01
Pages : 320
Radiowave Propagation: Physics and Applications 1st Edition
Radiowave Propagation provides an overview of the physical mechanisms governing electromagnetic wave propagation in the Earth’s troposphere and ionosphere. With an accessible and student-oriented approach, this textbook explores a wide range of topics in a combination of physical and empirical descriptions. Student-approved by Ohio State University, this source presents current empirical information, helping students to strengthen their electromagnetic physics skills. Both engineers and students will find the balance of physical and empirical models provides the basic physical insight as well as practical means for the computations needed in system design.
About the Author
Curt A. Levis was director of The Ohio State UniversityElectroScience Laboratory from 1961 to 1969. He received the EtaKappa Nu Distinguished Teaching Award in 1978, 1979, and 1980; healso received a Distinguished Teaching Award from The Ohio StateUniversity Alumni Association in 1980. Professor Levis is an IEEEFellow.
Joel T. Johnson is a professor in the Department ofElectrical and Computer Engineering and ElectroScience Laboratoryat The Ohio State University. His research interests are in theareas of electromagnetics, propagation, and microwave remotesensing. He is an IEEE Fellow and a recipient of the ONR YoungInvestigator, PECASE, and NSF CAREER awards.
Fernando L. Teixeira is an associate professor in theDepartment of Electrical and Computer Engineering andElectroScience Laboratory at The Ohio State University, as well asAssociate Editor for IEEE Antennas and Wireless PropagationLetters. He is a recipient of the NSF CAREER Award and thetriennial USNC-URSI Booker Fellowship.
The author emphasizes the physical appreciation of concepts rather than the mere mathematical manipulation of symbols. Avoiding the tendency to treat engineering as a branch of applied mathematics, the text uses mathematics not so much to prove an axiomatic theory as to enhanced physical and intuitive understanding of concepts. Theoretical results are supported by examples and analogies, allowing students to intuitively discover meaning for themselves.
The authors present the background, notation, and nomenclature essential for students to understand the various and independent technical approaches, that exist in the field of mechanism, kinematics, and dynamics. Coverage of all analysis and development methods is balanced, with the use of both analytic and graphic tools. This text is ideal for undergraduate students of mechanical engineering.
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This practical guide begins by covering voltage, current, resistance, impedance, admittance, and power supplies. The book goes on to discuss semiconductor diodes, transistors, integrated circuits, and signal amplifiers and oscillators. Wireless electronics is then addressed, including radio-frequency transmitters and receivers, telecommunications, and antennas. Detailed examples make it easy to understand the material. End-of-chapter quizzes and a final exam help reinforce key topics.
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- Ohm’s law
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Simple enough for a beginner, but challenging enough for an advanced student, Electronics Demystified, Second Edition helps you master this essential subject.
About the Author
Stan Gibilisco has authored or co-authored more than 50 nonfiction books in the fields of electronics, general science, mathematics, and computing. He has worked as a technical writer in industry, as a shortwave radio broadcast station technician, as a radio-frequency design engineer, and as a magazine editor. One of Stan’s books, the Encyclopedia of Electronics (TAB Books, 1985), was named by the American Library Association (ALA) in its list of “Best References of the 1980s.” Another of his books, the McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Personal Computing (McGraw-Hill, 1995), was named as a “Best Reference of 1996” by the ALA.
Retaining the superb pedagogical style, the text elaborates fundamentals of signal and systems and core communication topics. It is then translated into tools that are essential to the design and analysis of digital communications. Featuring a seamless blend of mathematics and heuristics, carefully crafted examples to clarify mathematics abstraction, and new and updated MATLAB exercises, this text provides a thorough coverage of modern communication system theory and application that is easily accessible to students.