Electromagnetic Waves and Antennas

Electromagnetic Waves and Antennas

This free pdf book provides a broad and applications-oriented introduction to electromagnetic waves and antennas. Current interest in these areas is driven by the growth in wireless and fiber-optic communications, information technology, and materials science.


Communications, antenna, radar, and microwave engineers must deal with the generation, transmission, and reception of electromagnetic waves. Device engineers working on ever-smaller integrated circuits and at ever higher frequencies must take into account wave propagation effects at the chip and circuit-board levels. Communication and computer network engineers routinely use waveguiding systems, such as transmission lines and optical fibers. Novel recent developments in materials, such as photonic bandgap structures, omnidirectional dielectric mirrors, birefringent multilayer films, surface plasmons, negative-index metamaterials, slow and fast light, promise a revolution in the control and manipulation of light and other applications. These are just some examples of topics discussed in this book.

Table of Contents

  • Maxwell’s Equations
  • Uniform Plane Waves
  • Pulse Propagation in Dispersive Media
  • Propagation in Birefringent Media
  • Reflection and Transmission
  • Multilayer Structures
  • Oblique Incidence
  • Multilayer Film Applications
  • Waveguides
  • Transmission Lines
  • Coupled Lines
  • Impedance Matching
  • S-Parameters
  • Radiation Fields
  • Transmitting and Receiving Antennas
  • Linear and Loop Antennas
  • Radiation from Apertures
  • Aperture Antennas
  • Antenna Arrays
  • Array Design Methods
  • Currents on Linear Antennas
  • Coupled Antennas

Book Details

Author(s): Sophocles J. Orfanidis
Format(s): PDF
Number of pages: 1043
Link: Download.

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