Electromagnetic Foundations of Electrical Engineering

Electromagnetic Foundations of Electrical Engineering

Author(s): Professor J. A. Brandão Faria

Published Online: 21 AUG 2008

Print ISBN: 9780470727096

Online ISBN: 9780470697498

DOI: 10.1002/9780470697498

About this Book

The applications of electromagnetic phenomena within electrical engineering have been evolving and progressing at a fast pace. In contrast, the underlying principles have been stable for a long time and are not expected to undergo any changes. It is these electromagnetic field fundamentals that are the subject of discussion in this book with an emphasis on basic principles, concepts and governing laws that apply across the electrical engineering discipline.

Electromagnetic Foundations of Electrical Engineering begins with an explanation of Maxwell's equations, from which the fundamental laws and principles governing the static and time-varying electric and magnetic fields are derived. Results for both slowly- and rapidly-varying electromagnetic field problems are discussed in detail.

Key aspects:

  • Offers a project portfolio, with detailed solutions included on the companion website, which draws together aspects from various chapters so as to ensure comprehensive understanding of the fundamentals.
  • Provides end-of-chapter homework problems with a focus on engineering applications.
  • Progresses chapter by chapter to increasingly more challenging topics, allowing the reader to grasp the more simple phenomena and build upon these foundations.
  • Enables the reader to attain a level of competence to subsequently progress to more advanced topics such as electrical machines, power system analysis, electromagnetic compatibility, microwaves and radiation.

This book is aimed at electrical engineering students and faculty staff in sub-disciplines as diverse as power and energy systems, circuit theory and telecommunications. It will also appeal to existing electrical engineering professionals with a need for a refresher course in electromagnetic foundations.

Table of contents

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  1. Part I: A Brief Overview

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  2. Part II: Stationary Field Phenomena

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  3. Part III: Slow Time-Varying Fields

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  4. Part IV: Rapid Time-Varying Fields

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