Aimed at a single-semester course on antennas at the undergraduate level, Antennas and Wave Propagation provides a lucid explanation of the fundamentals of antennas and propagation. This student-friendly text also includes simple design procedures along with a large number of examples and exercises. The book includes exhaustive coverage of basic antennas, such as dipoles, loops, and slots, which provides a clear comprehension of the principles of radiation and techniques of analysis. Detailed explanations of special antenna types as also simplified design procedures for some of the popular antennas are included. The book contains a separate chapter on antenna measurements, which introduces the practical aspects of antenna characterization. Apart from the ground and sky wave propagation characteristics, the book also discusses propagation models for urban and rural environments, which are used in the design of mobile phone networks. Written in an easy-to-understand manner, the book includes several illustrative examples. A large number of exercise problems with varying difficulty levels are included to reinforce theoretical concepts.
A minimal use of mathematical physics and emphasis on conceptual understanding make it an ideal text for undergraduate students.
PREFACE ; SYMBOLS ; 1. Electromagnetic Radiation ; 2. Antenna Characteristics ; 3. Wire Antennas ; 4. Aperture Antennas ; 5. Antenna Arrays ; 6. Special Antennas ; 7. Antenna Measurements ; 8. Radio Wave Propagation ; APPENDIX A: TRIGONOMETRIC FORMULAE ; APPENDIX B: INTEGRATION FORMULAE ; APPENDIC C: EXPANSION SERIES ; APPENDIX D: VECTOR IDENTITIES ; APPENDIX E: COORDINATE SYSTEMS AND VECTOR DIFFERENTIAL OPERATORS ; APPENDIX F: COORDINATE TRANSFORMATIONS ; APPENDIX G: THE SIN X/X FUNCTION ; REFERENCES ; INDEX
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