Author: Sameir M. Ali Hamed

Electromagnetics for Engineering Students: Part 1

Personal Book: US $49 Special Offer (PDF + Printed Copy): US $193
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Library Book: US $196
ISBN: 978-1-68108-505-0
eISBN: 978-1-68108-504-3 (Online)
Year of Publication: 2017
DOI: 10.2174/97816810850431170101

Introduction

Electromagnetics for Engineering Students starts with an introduction to vector analysis and progressive chapters provide readers with information about dielectric materials, electrostatic and magnetostatic fields, as well as wave propagation in different situations. Each chapter is supported by many illustrative examples and solved problems which serve to explain the principles of the topics and enhance the knowledge of students. In addition to the coverage of classical topics in electromagnetics, the book explains advanced concepts and topics such as the application of multi-pole expansion for scalar and vector potentials, an in depth treatment for the topic of the scalar potential including the boundary-value problems in cylindrical and spherical coordinates systems, metamaterials, artificial magnetic conductors and the concept of negative refractive index.

Key features of this textbook include:

  • - detailed and easy-to follow presentation of mathematical analyses and problems
  • - a total of 681 problems (162 illustrative examples, 88 solved problems, and 431 end of chapter problems)
  • - an appendix of mathematical formulae and functions

Electromagnetics for Engineering Students is an ideal textbook for first and second year engineering students who are learning about electromagnetism and related mathematical theorems.

Foreword

The subjects of electromagnetics and electromagnetic fields theory constitute a fundamental base in the study of electrical and electronic engineering and systems. It has been noticed that the concepts pertinent to these subjects are difficult to grasp by the average university student. Because of this difficulty these subjects need to be exposed in a way that is conducive to their understanding by these students. With this in mind the author presented the student with an elucidated revision of vector theory, one of the mathematical bases of the electromagnetic fields theory and developed the subsequent chapters in an easy-to-follow style.

The intricacy of the mathematics normally used in the exposition of these concepts and the analyses necessary to present them in a logically graspable manner call for many solved examples and unsolved exercises for student training and familiarization. The author, being an experienced university professor, managed to cater for both aspects, and has presented the concepts in an easy-to-follow, streamlined style supported by many diverse solved examples besides a large collection of problems to be tried by the student.

Besides the excellent style and the many and diverse solved examples and large collection of exercise problems, the author illustrated the concepts with well prepared and nicely and clearly presented figures to facilitate understanding of the underlying mathematics and comprehension of the subject concepts.

Although the book is targeting mainly undergraduate university students the rich manner in which it is prepared makes it extremely useful and helpful to graduate students, researchers and university instructors who shoulder the responsibility of teaching these subjects.

Mohammed Ali H. Abbas, Ph.D.
Associate Professor Ph.D.
Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering
University of Khartoum
Sudan


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