Fundamentals of Applied Electromagnetics

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9780132413268: Fundamentals of Applied Electromagnetics

For one- or two-semester courses in Electromagnetics.

 

Widely acclaimed both in the U.S. and abroad, this authoritative text bridges the gap between circuits and new electromagnetics material. Ulaby begins coverage with transmission lines, leading students from familiar concepts into more advanced topics and applications. Maintaining its student-friendly approach, this revision aims to clarify certain concepts and incorporates feedback from instructors and students.

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Bridging the gap between electric circuits and electronmagnetics, Ulaby's book leads users from familiar concepts into more advanced topics and applications. Earlier and heavier emphasis placed upon dynamics, permits coverage of practical applications in communication systems, radar, optics and solid state computers.

FEATURES/BENEFITS

  • NEW—Over 370 chapter-end problems.
    • Offers users more opportunities to practice applications, and test their understanding of chapter concepts.
  • NEW—Accompanying CD-ROM.
    • Provides readers with complete sample solutions for 45 chapter-end problems selected from and identified in the text, and enables them to generate a high-quality print of Smith Chart for use with
  • Logical organization—Begins coverage with transmission lines.
    • Presents a natural bridge between familiar circuits material and new electromagnetics material.
  • More emphasis on dynamics than statics.
  • Unique coverage of optical fibers and imaging (Ch. 8).
    • Gives the reader valuable material on optical fibers in wideband communication and optical imaging by mirrors and lenses.
  • User-friendly approach.
    • Explains and clarifies the physics by using math, and avoids lengthy derivations of theorems.
  • Thorough verification of material.

About the Author:

Fawwaz T. Ulaby was born in Damascus, Syria and grew up in Beirut, Lebanon. After receiving the B.S. degree in Physics from the American University of Beirut, he pursued graduate studies at the University of Texas at Austin, from which he received the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering in 1968. He then spent the next 16 years as a member of the Electrical Engineering faculty at the University of Kansas, where he was involved in the development of radar sensor technology for environmental and industrial applications.

In 1984, Professor Ulaby moved to the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, where he is now the University's Vice President for Research and a Williams Distinguished Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. His research experience includes the design of microwave systems for measuring the dielectric properties of materials; the characterization of radar scattering and microwave emission from terrain; the development of computer algorithms for identifying terrain features using Earth-observing satellite radar systems; and the development of millimeter-wave radar sensors for automotive applications. He has published several books on microwave sensor technology, imaging radar design, and the physics of radar scattering from terrain. He is Fellow of the IEEE, a member of the National Academy of Engineering, and recipient of the 2001 IEEE Electromagnetics Award and the Kuwait Prize for Applied Science.

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