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Engineering Electromagnetics
Liang Chi Shen, University of Houston,
Jin Au Kong, Massachusetts Institute of Technology,
Amalendu Patnaik, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee

This textbook covers the fundamental concepts of static and dynamic electromagnetic fields and waves. It is designed to
serve as a textbook for the course on Electromagnetic Theory taught to electrical, electronics and communication
students in all engineering institutions in India. Its comprehensive approach to the subject and simple presentation will
help students to grasp complex topics with ease.
To make this book easily comprehensible and student friendly, the authors have organized the topics in a logical
progression. This will allow students to first work with electromagnetic concepts involving relatively simple
computational analysis and then move on to more complex topics and mathematical methods for analysis. In keeping
with this student-friendly approach, the book begins with an introduction to complex vectors and Maxwells equations
and then moves on to discuss advanced topics such as uniform plane waves, waveguides and resonators, transmission
ISBN : 9788131513996
Page : 548
lines, antennas, Rayleigh scattering, holography, Dopplers effect, electrostatic and magnetostatic fields, direct currents,
solution techniques of Poisson and Laplace equations, and electroquasistatic and magnetoquasistatic fields. Each of
these topics has been adequately covered in accordance with its relevance to the subject, making it a complete textbook for
Field Theory
This book incorporates several computer-based problems, homework problems, end-of-chapter summaries, and a rich
collection of real-world application examples, which include discussions on cellular phone and microwave exposure
limits set by IEEE, safety concerns about electromagnetic fields from power lines, new and powerful magnets, and single-
mode optical fibers.

Key Features:
Price lConcepts have been covered in a comprehensible and student-friendly manner to enable students to get a

` 350/- greater grip on the subject.


A rich pedagogy in terms of figures, tables, and examples has been included to complement the theory.
Extensive end-of-chapter exercises and problems have been incorporated to test students understanding and
application of each concept.
bibliography has been provided at the end of the book to direct students to relevant literature available for ` 325/-
gaining deeper insight into the subject.
lAnswers to odd-numbered problems have been included at the end of the book to help students gauge their
ability of problem solving.

Table of Contents

1. Complex Vectors 6. Antennas 11. Magnetostatic Fields lAnswers to Odd-Numbered

2. Maxwells Equation 7. Topics in Waves 12. Electroquasistatic Fields Problems
3. Complex Vectors 8. Electrostatic Fields 13. Magnetoquasistatic Fields lIndex ISBN : 9788131516584; Pages: 402
4. Waveguides and Resonators 9. Solution Techniques lAppendices AD
5. Transmission Lines 10. Direct Currents lBibliography R S Kshetrimayum
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Andhra Pradesh Tamil Nadu & Kerala Karnataka WEST INDIA Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Guwahati. He received his Ph.D. degree from the School of Electrical
Nagendra Reddy B. Sriram Vishal Bajpai Saji Krishnan and Electronic Engineering, Nanyang Technological University Singapore in 2005 and the Bachelor of
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postdoctoral studies from the Department of Electrical Communication Engineering, Indian Institute of
Science Bangalore, and Department of Electrical Engineering, Pennsylvania State University, University
Park, USA. He has published around 80 journal and conference papers in the area of his research interests
Cengage Learning India Pvt. Ltd. (antennas, microwaves, and communications). He is the Editor-in-Chief of International Journal on
418, F.I.E. Patparganj, Delhi 110092, Tel: 011 4364 1111, Fax: 011 4364 1100, E-mail: Advance in Communication Engineering (published by Global Research Publications, India) and
International Journal of Ultra Wideband Communications and Systems (published by Inderscience, UK).
Electromagnetic Field Theory
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Overview :
Electromagnetic Field Theory aims to give a solid foundation on electromagnetic
fields, waves, and radiating systems. It is targeted as a textbook for electromagnetic 1. What is the target market for this book?
field theory course for undergraduate electronics engineering students. Besides strong This book can be used as a textbook for electromagnetic field theory course for senior undergraduate or first year graduate
fundamentals on Maxwells equations, this book provides in-depth discussion about students. It may be used as a reference for anyone (physicist or engineer) who wants to explore electromagnetic theory.
the basics of electromagnetic waves (wireless communication channel modeling
requires this knowledge), transmission lines (microwave engineering course requires
2. Why did you write this book?
a background of this topic), and antennas (antenna is a component of any
ISBN : 9788131516584 Electromagnetic field theory is considered to be one of the toughest subjects by many students. The aim of this book is to
communication system; any communication cannot happen without this).
Pages: 402 make it easier for them by employing many pedagogical methods.

3. Do you see any change in the way the course has to be taught?
` 325/- Key Features A proper revision on the vector analysis is a must before getting into electromagnetic field theory. Next, a sound
understanding of all four Maxwells equations should be developed. After that only, one should explore electromagnetic
waves, radiation, numerical electromagnetics, etc., in depth.
lDetailed mathematical derivations of many of the important concepts in EMFT with all steps clearly explained.
lEasier revision of each of the chapters using the chapter in a nutshell technique: one/two diagrams to represent all the
4. Give three suggestions to the students and the instructors.
important formulas in the chapter.
lExcellent pedagogy includes more than 50 solved examples, 200 review questions, and 100 exercise problems. To students:
lComputational electromagnetics has been considered as an integral part of EMFT and has been discussed in some depth 1. After studying every section or topic, see if you can answer all the review questions pertaining to that section or topic,
(representative MATLAB programs provided). otherwise reread the topic or section.
lMethod of moments has been treated as a separate chapter, and finite-difference time-domain method has been discussed in an 2. First figure in a chapter usually depicts what topics you are going to learn in that chapter and how they are interlinked. Last
Appendix. figure in the chapter (before the exercise) is usually chapter in a nutshell (one single diagram with all the topics and
corresponding important equations). You may use this diagram for easier revision purposes (all these chapters in a nutshell
lBrief introduction to advanced topics at the appropriate places with some important and exclusive coverage of topics such as
figures are listed in Appendix B again).
Smith charts, antennas, and method of moments.
3. You should try to solve examples inside the text by yourself without looking at the solutions. See the solutions only if you
cant solve them. You should try to solve exercise problems. If you cant solve them, ask your instructor for solutions.
Multiple choice questions at the end of each chapter are meant for testing your understanding on the chapter. Check if you
Table of Contents can answer all of them correctly.

To faculty:
1. Introduction 8. Antennas and Radiating Systems 1. All important equations should be derived in the class without skipping any of the steps involved and explain clearly the
2. Electrostatic Fields 9. Waveguide, Cavity, and Microstrip Antennas physical interpretations after the derivations. This way, students feel that they know more about those equations.
3. Magnetostatic Fields 10. Method of Moments 2. In order to enhance interest in very abstract course such as electromagnetic field theory, an instructor should discuss in brief
4. Electrodynamic Fields Appendixes about the various applications of the theory they learn in the class. At appropriate places, students should be encouraged to
5. Plane Electromagnetic Waves A. Finite-Difference Time-Domain do some simulations of fields, waves, and radiation. Some MATLAB based examples are provided in the book, instructor
6. Plane Waves Reflection from Media Interface B. Electromagnetic Field Theory in a Nutshell may add more of them if he/she feels it is necessary.
7. Transmission Line Analysis 3. Senior undergraduate or first year graduate students usually have some exposure to electromagnetic fields, so, depending on
the background of the students in the class, an instructor may compress the portion up to Maxwells equations and spend
more time on topics such as electromagnetic waves, antennas, waveguides, etc., which are completely new for the students.

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