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Fundamentals of Electromagnetics for Electrical and Computer Engineering, CourseSmart eTextbook

By Nannapaneni Narayana Rao

Published by Prentice Hall

Published Date: May 28, 2008

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Appropriate for all beginning courses in electromagnetics, in both electrical engineering and computer engineering programs.


Dr. N. Narayana Rao has designed this compact, one-semester textbook in electromagnetics to fully reflect the evolution of technologies in both electrical and computer engineering. This book’s unique approach begins with Maxwell’s equations for time-varying fields (first in integral and then in differential form), and also introduces waves at the outset. Building on these core concepts, Dr. Rao treats each category of fields as solutions to Maxwell’s equations, highlighting the frequency behavior of physical structures. Next, he systematically introduces the topics of transmission lines, waveguides, and antennas. To keep the subject’s geometry as simple as possible, while ensuring that students master the physical concepts and mathematical tools they will need, Rao makes extensive use of the Cartesian coordinate system. Topics covered in this book include: uniform plane wave propagation; material media and their interaction with uniform plane wave fields; essentials of transmission-line analysis (both frequency- and time-domain); metallic waveguides; and Hertzian dipole field solutions. Material on cylindrical and spherical coordinate systems is presented in appendices, where it can be studied whenever relevant or convenient. Worked examples are presented throughout to illuminate (and in some cases extend) key concepts; each chapter also contains a summary and review questions. (Note: this book provides a one-semester alternative to Dr. Rao’s classic textbook for two-semester courses, Elements of Engineering Electromagnetics, now in its Sixth Edition.)

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About The Author


1. Vectors and Fields


2. Maxwell’s Equations in Integral Form


3. Maxwell’s Equations in Differential Form


4. Wave Propagation in Free Space


5. Wave Propagation in Material Media


6. Statics, Quasistatics, And Transmission Lines


7. Transmission-Line Analysis


8. Waveguide Principles


9. Antenna Basics


10. Supplementary Topics




A. Cylindrical and Spherical Coordinate Systems


B. Curl, Divergence, And Gradient in Cylindrical And Spherical


Coordinate Systems


C. Units and Dimensions


Suggested Collateral and Further Reading


Answers to Odd-Numbered Problems



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