The House of Maxwell’s Electrodynamics or Electromagnetics can be compared to Hilbert’s Grand Hotel; a countably infinite number of floors and rooms, all of which are currently occupied. Some guests, like Otto von Guericke (who invented an early electrostatic generator in 1660), and Alessandro Volta (who constructed the first electric battery in 1800) have been residents for ages, while the researchers from the University of Cambridge in England (who announce the design of an antenna so small that it can radiate EM waves being integrated into a chip of PCB) checked into their room in 2015. If you think the Grand Hotel is completely booked, with no available rooms for you as a reformer and inventor, you are wrong. Suppose you want your microwave application or your new/improved FTDT computational method to be accommodated in Hilbert’s Hotel. The hotel manager welcomes you, giving you the key to Room 1. The guest currently in Room 1 will be moved to Room 2, the guest presently in Room 2 will be moved to Room 3, and so on — moving every guest from their current Room n to Room n+1. After all of this resident relocation Room 1 becomes available, and your discovery will be moved into that room. By repeating this procedure, it is possible to make room for any finite number of new theories. As a result, any textbook about electromagnetic fields and their applications must be of an infinite thickness; just like Hilbert’s Hotel. The authors made difficult choices regarding what information to include in this book; the classical staff and many practical topics related to radar and communication phased arrays with different kind of hybrid beamforming networks and steering techniques, including massive MIMO for 5G platform, anechoic measurements, microwave, acoustic, and optical filters, waves with twisted polarization and their applications, wide range of classical transmission lines and fiber optics, ferrite and piezoelectric devices, physics of metamaterials and graphene, etc. More information about some topics (mutual coupling in antenna arrays, for example) requiring, in general, the use of extensive computer simulation data and following lengthy discussion can be found in the section.
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Preface and Contents
Welcome to “House of Maxwell’s Electrodynamics,” or even better, “Kingdom” of Electrodynamics. Like any house, it has a solid foundation made of four “all-inclusive” equations discovered by James Clerk Maxwell in 1862.
Over the following 150 years, a universe was erected on this simple basis. It helped to establish the unique relationshop between electric and magnetic fields, electromagnetics field interactions with the surrounding world, and the possibility to carry energy and information through space.
Maxwell’s equations govern the electromagnetic processes in our body, make modern computers intelligent, deliver the electrical power to our home and elsewhere around the world, and provide all satellite, wire, and wireless communications, internet connections, etc. It would not be an exaggeration to say that the current state of civilization is a broad “solution” of Maxwell’s equations.
Engineering Electrodynamics. House of Maxwell’s Electrodynamics
by Vladimir I. Volman & Andrzej Jeziorski
This book is written by practicing engineers for practicing engineers and university students of all levels planning to incorporate electrodynamics into their professional toolbox. The text is illustrated by full-color images as well a set of computer simulation results and could be a practical introduction to the application of electromagnetism.
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The book consists of 504 pages and includes 28 tables, 635 math expressions, detailed contests and bibliography in each chapter. It is thoroughly illustrated with around 600 mostly colorful pictures. A unique color (red, blue, …) label is assigned to all pages in the same chapter to designate their chapter affiliation and ease information search.
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