An Introduction to Classical Electromagnetic Radiation

An Introduction to Classical Electromagnetic Radiation

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Glenn S. Smith
Cambridge University Press, 10/30/1997
EAN 9780521586986, ISBN10: 0521586984

Paperback, 674 pages, 25.3 x 17.7 x 3.4 cm
Language: English

This book provides a thorough description of classical electromagnetic radiation, starting from Maxwell's equations, and moving on to show how fundamental concepts are applied in a wide variety of examples from areas such as classical optics, antenna analysis, and electromagnetic scattering. Throughout, the author interweaves theoretical and experimental results to help give insight into the physical and historical foundations of the subject. A key feature of the book is that pulsed and time-harmonic signals are presented on an equal footing. Mathematical and physical explanations are enhanced by a wealth of illustrations (over 300), and the book includes more than 140 problems. It can be used as a textbook for advanced undergraduate and graduate courses in electrical engineering and physics, and will also be of interest to scientists and engineers working in applied electromagnetics. A solutions manual is available on request for lecturers adopting the text.

1. Basic theory of classical electromagnetism
2. Electromagnetic plane waves in free space - polarized waves
3. Inhomogeneous plane waves and the plane-wave spectrum
4. Electromagnetic analogues of some optical principles
5. Radiation from distributions of charge and current - general formulation
6. Electromagnetic field of a moving point charge
7. Dipole radiation
8. Radiation from thin-wire antennas
Appendix A. Units and dimensions
Appendix B. Review of vector analysis.