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Electromagnetics Vol 2

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Steven W. Ellingson

Copyright Year: 2020

Publisher: Virginia Tech Publishing

Language: English

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Preliminary Concepts

Chapter 2: Magnetostatics Redux

Chapter 3: Wave Propagation in General Media

Chapter 4: Current Flow in Imperfect Conductors

Chapter 5: Wave Reflection and Transmission

Chapter 6: Waveguides

Chapter 7: Transmission Lines Redux

Chapter 8: Optical Fiber

Chapter 9: Radiation

Chapter 10: Antennas

Appendix A: Constitutive Parameters of Some Common Materials

Appendix B: Mathematical Formulas

Appendix C: Physical Constants

Ancillary Material

  • Virginia Tech Publishing
  • About the Book

    Electromagnetics, volume 2 by Steven W. Ellingson is a 216-page peer-reviewed open textbook designed especially for electrical engineering students in the third year of a bachelor of science degree program. It is intended as the primary textbook for the second semester of a two-semester undergraduate engineering electromagnetics sequence. The book addresses magnetic force and the Biot-Savart law; general and lossy media; parallel plate and rectangular waveguides; parallel wire, microstrip, and coaxial transmission lines; AC current flow and skin depth; reflection and transmission at planar boundaries; fields in parallel plate, parallel wire, and microstrip transmission lines; optical fiber; and radiation and antennas.

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    Additional resources

    • Problem sets and the corresponding solution manuals;
    • Slides of figures used in and created for the book;
    • LaTeX sourcefiles;
    • Errata for Volume 2;
    • Collaborator portal for the Electromagnetics series;
    • Faculty listserv for the Electromagnetics series.
    • An accessible version will be available in January 2020.

    The Open Electromagnetics Project

    Led by Steven W. Ellingson at Virginia Tech, the goal of the Open Electromagnetics Project is to create no-cost openly-licensed content for courses in engineering electromagnetics. The project is motivated by two things: lowering learning material costs for students and giving faculty the freedom to adopt, modify, and improve their educational resources.

    Books in this Series

    Electromagnetics, Volume 1

    Electromagnetics, Volume 2

    About the Contributors


    Steven W. Ellingson ( is an Associate Professor at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia in the United States. He received PhD and MS degrees in Electrical Engineering from the Ohio State University and a BS in Electrical & Computer Engineering from Clarkson University. He was employed by the US Army, Booz-Allen & Hamilton, Raytheon, and the Ohio State University ElectroScience Laboratory before joining the faculty of Virginia Tech, where he teaches courses in electromagnetics, radio frequency systems, wireless communications, and signal processing. His research includes topics in wireless communications, radio science, and radio frequency instrumentation. Professor Ellingson serves as a consultant to industry and government and is the author of Radio Systems Engineering (Cambridge University Press, 2016).

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