Electromagnetic Foundations of Electrical Engineering

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John Wiley & Sons, Sep 15, 2008 - Science - 420 pages
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The applications of electromagnetic phenomena within electricalengineering have been evolving and progressing at a fast pace. Incontrast, the underlying principles have been stable for a longtime and are not expected to undergo any changes. It is theseelectromagnetic field fundamentals that are the subject ofdiscussion in this book with an emphasis on basic principles,concepts and governing laws that apply across the electricalengineering discipline.

Electromagnetic Foundations of Electrical Engineeringbegins with an explanation of Maxwell’s equations, from whichthe fundamental laws and principles governing the static andtime-varying electric and magnetic fields are derived. Results forboth slowly- and rapidly-varying electromagnetic field problems arediscussed in detail.

Key aspects:

  • Offers a project portfolio, with detailed solutions included onthe companion website, which draws together aspects from variouschapters so as to ensure comprehensive understanding of thefundamentals.
  • Provides end-of-chapter homework problems with a focus onengineering applications.
  • Progresses chapter by chapter to increasingly more challengingtopics, allowing the reader to grasp the more simple phenomena andbuild upon these foundations.
  • Enables the reader to attain a level of competence tosubsequently progress to more advanced topics such as electricalmachines, power system analysis, electromagnetic compatibility,microwaves and radiation.

This book is aimed at electrical engineering students andfaculty staff in sub-disciplines as diverse as power and energysystems, circuit theory and telecommunications. It will also appealto existing electrical engineering professionals with a need for arefresher course in electromagnetic foundations.


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Project Portfolio
Part I A Brief Overview
Part II Stationary Field Phenomena
Part III Slow TimeVarying Fields
Part IV Rapid TimeVarying Fields

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J. A. Brandão Faria received his PhD degree andaggregate title in electrical engineering from the InstitutoSuperior Técnico of the Technical University of Lisbon, where,since 1994, he has been a Full Professor of Electrical Engineeringteaching undergraduate and graduate courses in electromagnetics.His teaching activities also include lecturing courses at thePortuguese Air Force Academy.
Professor Brandão Faria was a senior scientist with the formerCentro de Electrotecnia Teórica e Medidas Eléctricaswhere he served as President from 1994 until 2000. Since 2008, hehas been at the recently created CIEEE (Center for Innovation inElectrical Engineering and Energy).
Professor Brandão Faria was the recipient of two HonorableMentions awarded in 1994 and 2007 by the Portuguese StateDepartment of Science and Technology, and by the TechnicalUniversity of Lisbon, respectively. His areas of interest includeelectromagnetic field problems, power lines, and wave propagationphenomena in multiconductor transmission lines. He is the author oftwo books on electrical engineering subjects, namely Opticaand Multiconductor Transmission-Line Structures, and haspublished over 100 technical papers.
Professor Brandão Faria is a member of the Editorial Board ofthe European Transactions on Electrical Power (John Wiley& Sons, Ltd) and a senior member of the IEEE.

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