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.
Balanis’ second edition of Advanced Engineering Electromagnetics – a global best-seller for over 20 years – covers the advanced knowledge engineers involved in electromagnetic need to know, particularly as the topic relates to the fast-moving, continually evolving, and rapidly expanding field of wireless communications. The immense interest in wireless communications and the expected increase in wireless communications systems projects (antenna, microwave and wireless communication) points to an increase in the number of engineers needed to specialize in this field.
In addition, the Book Companion Site contains a rich collection of multimedia resources for use with this text. Resources include:
- Ready-made lecture notes in Power Point format for all the chapters.
- Forty-nine MATLAB® programs to compute, plot and animate some of the wave phenomena
- Nearly 600 end-of-chapter problems, that’s an average of 40 problems per chapter (200 new problems; 50% more than in the first edition)
- A thoroughly updated Solutions Manual
- 2500 slides for Instructors are included.
Stutzman’s 3rd edition of Antenna Theory and Design provides a more pedagogical approach with a greater emphasis on computational methods. New features include additional modern material to make the text more exciting and relevant to practicing engineers; new chapters on systems, low-profile elements and base station antennas; organizational changes to improve understanding; more details to selected important topics such as microstrip antennas and arrays; and expanded measurements topic.
This new edition of EIS: Maintaining Electrotechnical Systems from the highly successful Electrical Installation Series covers all the information required to complete the Maintaining Electrotechnical Systems unit as part of the Level 3 Diploma for City and Guilds (2357) and EAL equivalent qualifications. The nine studybooks are endorsed by The Electrical Contractors Association (ECA) and cover all core Level 3 S/NVQ Diploma units and are mapped to the SummitSkills National Occupational Standards. The modular, hands-on approach is designed to clearly explain all the key concepts so learners gain all the necessary theoretical and practical skills required for each unit. The expert author team brings a wealth of industry knowledge and experience to each publication all brought to life by full-colour diagrams, images and photographs. Students can use one book per unit as a complete study resource to support learning in the classroom, at work and for personal study at home. These spiral bound, write-in studybooks are the ideal course companion for any aspiring electrician.
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.