Author: Sameir M. Ali Hamed

Electromagnetics for Engineering Students Part 2

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ISBN: 978-1-68108-632-3 (Print)
ISBN: 978-1-68108-631-6 (Online)
Year of Publication: 2018
DOI: 10.2174/97816810863161180101


Electromagmetics for Engineering Students is a textbook in two parts, Part I and II, that cover all topics of electromagnetics needed for undergraduate students from vector analysis to antenna principles. In both parts of the book, the topics are presented in sufficient details such that the students will follow the analytical development easily. Each chapter is supported by many illustrative examples, solved problems, and the end of chapter problems to explain the principles of the topics and enhance the knowledge of the student. There are a total of 681 problems in the both parts of the book as follows: 162 illustrative examples, 88 solved problems, and 431 end of chapter problems.

This part is a continuation of Part I and focuses on the application of Maxwell's equations and the concepts that are covered in Part I to analyze the characteristics of wave propagation in half-space and bounded media including metamaterials. Moreover, a chapter has been devoted to the topic of antennas to provide readers with the fundamental concepts related to antenna engineering.

The key features of this part:

  • - In addition to the coverage of classical topics in electromagnetic normally covered in the similar available texts, this part of the book adds some advanced concepts and topics such as:
    • - Application of multi-pole expansion for vector potentials.
    • - More detailed analysis for the topic of waveguides including circular waveguides.
    • - Refraction through metamaterials and the concept of negative refractive index.
  • - Detailed and easy-to follow presentation of mathematical analyses and problems.
  • - An appendix of mathematical formulae and functions.


This textbook bridges the gap between the advanced and the introductory books in engineering electromagnetics. Although many excellent texts cover in details the introductory topics suitable for junior undergraduates, some topics, which may be important to higher-level undergraduates and beginning graduates, are ignored or not given the same attention. These topics include the application of the multi-pole expansion in electromagnetic fields problems, the solution of electrostatic boundary value problems in cylindrical and spherical coordinate systems, the detailed analysis of waveguides including circular waveguides, the topic of metamaterials, the refraction through metamaterials and the concept of negative refractive index. The book exposes to these topics in sufficient details while retaining the usual introductory topics in electromagnetics, which makes it useful textbook for both undergraduate and introductory graduate courses in electromagnetics.

The book presumes that the student is acquainted with the general knowledge in differential and integral calculus, differential equations, vector analysis, and complex numbers. The book is divided into two parts, each part contains seven chapters. Part 1, which extends from Chapter 1 to Chapter 7, covers the fundamental laws and concepts of electromagnetic fields and materials. Part 2 extends from Chapter 8 to Chapter 14 and deals with the problems of the propagation and transmission of electromagnetic energy through unbounded and bounded media in addition to principles of antennas.

Part 1 covers the fundamental topics of electromagnetics. Chapter 1 has been devoted to review vectors analysis, since it is an essential topic to understand the subject of electromagnetics. The electrostatic field and related concepts and laws are covered in Chapter 2. Chapter 3 discusses the electric properties of the materials. In Chapter 4, more advanced techniques are introduced to solve the boundary-value problems in electrostatics. The magnetostatic field and related concepts are covered in Chapter 5. Chapter 6 discusses magnetic materials and introduces metamaterials and their properties in an appropriate depth for the level of undergraduate students. In Chapter 7, Maxwell’s equations are presented in integral and point form for time-varying fields, in addition to the concept of vector potential, boundary conditions for time-varying fields and Poynting vector.

Part 2 (Chapter 8 to Chapter 14) presents more advanced topics covering wave propagation, waveguides, transmission lines and antennas. The wave propagation and associated parameters in different media are discussed in Chapter 8. The reflection and transmission of plane waves at the interfaces between two different media in addition to the concept of negative refractive index are considered in Chapter 9. The metallic waveguides and resonant cavities of rectangular and circular cross sections are analyzed in Chapters 10 to 12. The behavior of transmission lines in frequency domain is discussed in Chapter 13. Basic concepts of antennas and radiation from some metallic structures are presented in Chapter 14.

The intended audience of the book are the undergraduate students in the field of electrical, electronics, telecommunications, and computer engineering and related fields. The topics of the book are presented in sufficient details, such that the students can follow the analytical development easily. Each chapter is supported by numerous illustrative examples, solved problems, and end of chapter problems to explain the principles of the topics and to enhance the knowledge of the student.


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I would like to express my profound gratitude to Associate Professor Dr. Mohammed Ali H. Abbas form the University of Khartoum who read the draft of the book and gave useful and constructive comments that improved greatly the contents of the book.

Sameir M. Ali Hamed, PhD
University of Hail
Hail, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Associate Professor, Nile Valley University
Atbara, Sudan