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Electromagnetics, Microwave Circuit, and Antenna Design for Communications Engineering Peter Russer Artech House 2006


Electromagnetics, Microwave Circuit, and Antenna Design for Communications Engineering, Second Edition


Peter Russer

Artech House

668 pages



If you’re looking for a clear, comprehensive and current overview of electromagnetics principles and applications to antenna and microwave circuit design for communications, this newly revised second edition is a smart choice. Among the numerous updates, the second edition features a brand new chapter on filters, an expanded treatment of antennas, and new sections of cylindrical waves and waves in layered media, multiconductor transmission lines, radio waveguides, and aperture coupling. What’s more, you now find problem sets that help reinforce the understanding of key concepts in each chapter, making the book an excellent text for related graduate-level courses. For your convenience, the second edition presents examples in both exterior differential form calculus and conventional vector notation.


Including concise explanations of all required mathematical concepts needed to fully comprehend the material, the book is your complete resource for mastering electromagnetics in current, emerging and future broadband communication systems, as well as high-speed analogue and digital electronic circuits and systems. From electromagnetic wave propagation, electromagnetic interference, and transmission lines and waveguides, to linear multiports, microwave circuits and antennas, you get expert guidance in a wide range of key areas to help you solve design problems in communications engineering. Supported with over 300 illustrations and more than 900 equations, there is no other book currently available that explains electromagnetics in such an easy-to-understand manner.


Table of Contents




Basic Electromagnetics


The Electromagnetic Field Concept

Field Intensities

Current and Flux Densities

The Charge Density

The Maxwell Puzzle

The Integral Form of Maxwell’s Equations

The Electromagnetic Wave

The Kirchhoff Laws

Maxwell’s Equations in Local Form

Time-Harmonic Electromagnetic Fields

Curvilinear Coordinates

Boundary Conditions


Potentials and Waves


The Electromagnetic Potentials

The Helmholtz Equation

TM and TE Waves

Reflection and Diffraction of Plane Waves

Waves in Layered Media

Cylindrical Waves

Spherical Waves


Concepts, Methods and Theorems


Energy and Power

Field Theoretic Formulation of Tellegen’s Theorem

Sources of the Electromagnetic Field

The Uniqueness Theorem

The Equivalence Principle



Static and Quasistatic Fields


Conditions for Static and Quasistatic Fields

Static and Quasistatic Electric Fields

Static and Quasistatic Magnetic Fields


Waves at the Surface of Conducting Media


Transverse Magnetic Surface Waves

Surface Currents

Surface Current Losses

Induced Surface Currents


Transmission Lines


The Principles of Transmission Lines

Phase and Group Velocity

The Field Components

Waveguides for Transverse Electromagnetic Waves

Multiconductor Transmission Lines

Rectangular Waveguides

Circular Cylindric Waveguides

Radical Waveguides

Dielectric Waveguides and Optical Fibers

Planar Transmission Lines


The Transmission Line Equations


The Transmission Line Concept

Generalized Voltages and Currents

Solution of the Transmission Line Equations

Wave Amplitudes

Reflection Coefficient and Smith Chart


Resonant Circuits and Resonators


The Linear Passive One-Port

The Reactance Theorem

Resonant Circuits

The Transmission Line Resonator

Cavity Resonators

Coupling of Resonant Circuits and Resonators


Microwave Circuits


Linear Multiports

Source Free Linear Multiports

The Chain Matrix

The Scattering Matrix

Signal Flow Graphs

The Transition Matrix

Tellegen’s Theorum

The Power Properties

Reciprocal Multiports

Foster Representation of Reactance Multiports

Cauer Representation of Radiating Structures

Two-Port Circuits

The Symmetry Properties of Waveguide Junctions




The Image method for Filter Design

Lumped Element Filters

Stepped Impedance Filters

Coupled Resonator Filters

Coupled Line Filters


Radiation from Dipoles


The Green’s Function

The Hertzian Dipole

Aperiodic Spherical Waves

Electric Dipole Over Lossy Half-Space

The Saddle Point Method. Lateral Waves

Radiation in Layered Media





Linear Antennas

The Loop Antenna

Receiving Antennas

Gain and Effective Antenna Aperture

Antenna Arrays

Aperture Antennas

Microstrip Antennas


Numerical Electromagnetics



The Sturm-Liouville Equation

Spectral Representation of Green’s Functions

The Method of Moments

The Integral Equation Method

The Integral Equation for Linear Antennas

The Mode Matching Method

The Finite Integration Method

The Transmission Line Matrix Method




Vectors and Differential Forms

Special Functions

Linear Algebra

Complex Functions

Fourier Series and Fourier Transform


List of Symbols


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