Engineering Electromagnetics and Waves, Global Edition

Aziz Inan / Umran, S. Inan / Ryan Said  
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June 2015
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Engineering Electromagnetics and Waves provides engineering students with a solid grasp of electromagnetic fundamentals and electromagnetic waves by emphasizing physical understanding and practical applications. The topical organization of the text starts with an initial exposure to transmission lines and transients on high-speed distributed circuits, naturally bridging electrical circuits and electromagnetics.

This book is designed for upper-division college and university engineering students, for those who wish to learn the subject through self-study, and for practicing engineers who need an up-to-date reference text. The student using this text is assumed to have completed typical lower-division courses in physics and mathematics as well as a first course on electrical engineering circuits.


Teaching and Learning Experience

This program will provide a better teaching and learning experience–for you and your students. It provides:

  • Modern Chapter Organization
  • Emphasis on Physical Understanding
  • Detailed Examples, Selected Application Examples, and Abundant Illustrations
  • Numerous End-of-chapter Problems, Emphasizing Selected Practical Applications
  • Historical Notes on the Great Scientific Pioneers
  • Emphasis on Clarity without Sacrificing Rigor and Completeness
  • Hundreds of Footnotes Providing Physical Insight, Leads for Further Reading, and Discussion of Subtle and Interesting Concepts and Applications


Modern Chapter Organization

  • To provide continuity with electric circuit theory, transmission lines are covered first.
  • Fundamental subject material is then covered in a logical order, following the historical development of human understanding of electromagnetic phenomena.
  • So that the physical laws are easily understood and accepted, the fundamental laws are based on experimental observations and on physical grounds, including brief discussions of the precision of the fundamental experiments.
  • Once the complete set of fundamental laws is established, their most profound implications are discussed: the propagation of electromagnetic waves.
  • NEW! Two new sections on increasingly relevant modern topics are introduced: Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS) and Metamaterials.

Emphasis on Physical Understanding

  • Students will gain a clear understanding and a firm grasp of the basic principles so that they can understand, formulate, and interpret the results of complex practical problems.
  • To empower the reader with more than just a working knowledge of a dry set of vector relations and formulas stated axiomatically, this text maintains a constant link with established as well as new and emerging applications, while at the same time emphasizing fundamental physical insight and solid understanding of basic principles.
  • Rigorous analyses are supplemented with extensive discussions of the experimental bases of the laws, of the microscopic versus macroscopic concepts of electromagnetic fields and their behavior in material media, and of the physical nature of the electromagnetic fields and waves, often from alternative points of view.
  • Description of the electrical and magnetic properties of material media at a sufficiently simple, yet accurate manner at the introductory electromagnetics level has always been a challenge. Therefore, the authors distill the essentials of physically-based treatments available in physics texts, providing quantitative physical insight into microscopic behavior of materials and the representation of this behavior in terms of macroscopic parameters.
  • Difficult three-dimensional vector differential and integral concepts are discussed when they are encountered–again, with the emphasis being on physical insight.

Detailed Examples, Selected Application Examples, and Abundant Illustrations

  • Over 190 illustrative examples are detailed over eleven chapters, with five of the chapters having at least 20 examples each.
  • Each example is presented with an abbreviated topical title, a clear problem statement, and a detailed solution.
  • In recognition of the importance of visualization in the reader’s understanding, especially in view of the three-dimensional nature of electromagnetic fields, over 500 diagrams, graphs, and illustrations appear throughout the book.

Numerous End-of-chapter Problems, Emphasizing Selected Practical Applications

  • Each chapter is concluded with a variety of homework problems to allow the students to test their understanding of the material covered in the chapter, with a total of over 400 exercise problems spread over eleven chapters.
    • NEW! Over 100 of these problems are new to the second edition or have been modified from the first edition.
  • The topical content of each problem is clearly identified in an abbreviated title.
  • Many problems explore interesting applications, and most chapters include several practical “real-life” problems to motivate students.

Historical Notes on the Great Scientific Pioneers

  • To bring about a better appreciation of the complex physical concepts as well as to keep the reader interested, outstanding examples of pioneering scientists and development of scientific thought are referenced throughout the text.

Emphasis on Clarity without Sacrificing Rigor and Completeness

  • This textbook presents the material at a simple enough level to be readable by undergraduate students, but it is also rigorous in providing references and footnotes for in-depth analyses of selected concepts and applications.
  • This text provides the students with a taste of rigor and completeness at the level of classical reference texts–combined with a level of physical insight that was so well exemplified in some very old texts–while still maintaining the necessary level of organization and presentation clarity required for a modern textbook.
  • A rigorous and in-depth exposure to a diverse range of applications of electromagnetics, in the body of the text, in examples, and in end-of-chapter problems, is provided.   

Hundreds of Footnotes Providing Physical Insight, Leads for Further Reading, and Discussion of Subtle and Interesting Concepts and Applications

  • Over 550 footnotes are spread over 11 chapters. These footnotes do not interrupt the flow of ideas and the development of the main topics, but they provide an unusual degree of completeness for a textbook at this level, with interesting and sometimes thought-provoking content to make the subject more appealing and satisfying.

New to this Edition

This book represents an effort to merge the most important concepts from the authors’ two previous textbooks: Engineering Electromagnetics and Electromagnetic Waves. Some of the advanced topics from these two books were moved to a web addendum to focus the reader on the core concepts central to transmission lines, electromagnetics, and electromagnetic waves.

  • Two new sections on increasingly relevant modern topics are introduced: Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS) and Metamaterials.
    • While these are relatively advanced topics, some of the fundamental physics underpinning these two areas of active research and development connect directly to the core ideas presented in this book, and so they give concrete examples of how a solid foundation in electromagnetics and waves is still very relevant to modern technology.
  • The wider breadth of topics covered by this single volume allows the instructor to tailor the content based on the duration of the course.
    • Two tables are provided in the preface with suggested course content for a single course and two course sequence.
    • The sections marked under “Cover” are recommended for complete coverage, including illustrative examples, whereas those marked “Skim” are recommended to be covered lightly, although the material provided is more complete in case individual students want to have more in-depth coverage.
    • The one course sequences provide the students with (1) a working knowledge of transmission lines, (2) a solid, physically based background and a firm understanding of Maxwell’s equations and their experimental bases, and (3) an introduction to electromagnetic waves.
    • In addition to a more in-depth coverage of the transmission lines chapters and the development of Maxwell’s equations, the two-course sequences give the student a working knowledge of electromagnetic wave phenomena and their applications.