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"Electromagnetics is by no means an easy subject to grasp. Teaching materials in the discipline must be carefully prepared and organized to help guide students to success. Not only should such materials offer comprehensive mathematics and strong physical insights, they should also present alternative ways of viewing and formulating problems. Electromagnetics is wonderfully unique in its approach. With thorough examples, summary tables, figures, alternative formulations, and homework problems, this volume takes the electromagnetics student step-by-step through the intricacies of the subject, and builds up comprehension and application gradually. Examples are used to delineate a basic approach and to guide students from start to solution through complex problems. Special cases are considered to draw analogies, and to offer physical insights and interpretations. Finally, the book’s large problem set enables instructors to teach the course for several years without repeating problem assignments.
During their many years of teaching electromagnetics, Adams and Lee became interested in the discipline’s historical aspects and found it useful to incorporate stories of the basic discoveries into the classroom. This book explores such rarely covered aspects of the subject. Included is a fascinating account of what Michael Faraday did when unexpected events occurred. With its lively description, this book helps students to imagine themselves taking the same steps as Faraday.
Jay Kyoon Lee (Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology) is a Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Syracuse University, where he teaches Electromagnetics, among other courses. His current research interests are electromagnetic theory, microwave remote sensing, waves in anisotropic media, antennas and propagation. He was a Research Fellow at Naval Air Development Center, Rome Air Development Center and Naval Research Laboratory and was an Invited Visiting Professor at Seoul National University in Seoul, Korea. He has received the Eta Kappa Nu Outstanding Undergraduate Teacher Award (1999), the IEEE Third Millennium Medal (2000), and the College Educator of the Year Award from the Technology Alliance of Central New York (2002).
Arlon T. Adams (Ph.D., University of Michigan) was a professor emeritus in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Syracuse University, where he taught and conducted research in electromagnetics for many years, focusing on antennas and microwaves. He served as electronics officer in the U. S. Navy and worked as an engineer for the Sperry Gyroscope Company. He was a Life Fellow of the IEEE from which institution he received eight prize paper and achievement awards. He was a Fulbright Scientist in Yugoslavia, a visiting scholar at Berkeley, and was general chairman of the 1988 IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society /URSI International Symposium at Syracuse, New York."
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