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Elements of Electromagnetics by Matthew Sadiku

Elements of Electromagnetics – Using a vectors-first approach, Elements of Electromagnetics, Seventh Edition, covers electrostatics, magnetostatics, fields, waves, and applications like transmission lines, waveguides, and antennas. The text also provides a balanced presentation of time-varying and static fields, preparing students for employment in today’s industrial and manufacturing sectors.

Streamlined to facilitate student understanding, Elements of Electromagnetics features worked examples in every chapter that explain how to use the theory presented in the text to solve different kinds of problems. It also covers numerical methods, including MATLAB and vector analysis, to help students analyze situations that they are likely to encounter in industry practice.

Editorial Reviews

Review – Elements of Electromagnetics

“This is an EXCELLENT intermediate-level text, which covers basic vector calculus, electrostatics, magnetostatics, electrodynamics, wave propagation in free space and in waveguides, antennas, and transmission lines. This is essential for work in the RF, microwave, and optical frequency ranges.” –Walter M. Nunn, Florida Institute of Technology

“This is a very good, systematic, scientifically and mathematically correct introduction to electromagnetics.”–Carolyne M. Van Vliet Florida International University –This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Table of Contents – Elements of Electromagnetics

  1. Vector Algebra
  2. Coordinate Systems and Transformations
  3. Vector Calculus
  4. Electrostatic Fields
  5. Electric Fields in Material Space
  6. Electrostatic Boundary-Value Problems
  7. Magnetostatic Fields
  8. Magnetic Forces, Materials, and Devices
  9. Maxwell’s Equations
  10. Electromagnetic Wave Propagation
  11. Transmission Lines
  12. Waveguides
  13. Antennas
  14. Numerical Methods
    Appendix A. Mathematical Formulas
    Appendix B. Material Constants
    Appendix C. MATLAB
    Appendix D. The Complete Smith Chart
    Appendix E. Answers to Odd-Numbered Problems


The fundamental objectives of the book remains the same as in the first edition—to presentelectromagnetic (EM) concepts in a clearer and more interesting manner than earlier texts.This objective is achieved in the following ways:1. To avoid complicating matters by covering EM and mathematical concepts simul-taneously, vector analysis is covered at the beginning of the text and applied gradually.This approach avoids breaking in repeatedly with more background on vector analysis,thereby creating discontinuity in the flow of thought. It also separates mathematical theo-rems from physical concepts and makes it easier for the student to grasp the generality ofthose theorems.2.  Elements of Electromagnetics

Each chapter starts with a brief introduction that serves as a guide to the wholechapter and also links the chapter to the rest of the book. The introduction helps studentssee the need for the chapter and how the chapter relates to the previous chapter. Key pointsare emphasized to draw the reader’s attention to them. A brief summary of the major con-cepts is provided toward the end of the chapter.3. To ensure that students clearly understand important points, key terms are definedand highlighted. Essential formulas are boxed to help students identify them.4. Each chapter includes a reasonable amount of examples with solutions. Since theexamples are part of the text, they are clearly explained without asking the reader to fill inmissing steps. Thoroughly worked-out examples give students confidence to solve prob-lems themselves and to learn to apply concepts, which is an integral part of engineering ed-ucation. Elements of Electromagnetics

Each illustrative example is followed by a problem in the form of a Practice Exer-cise, with the answer provided.5. At the end of each chapter are ten review questions in the form of multiple-choiceobjective items. It has been found that open-ended questions, although intended to bethought provoking, are ignored by most students. Objective review questions with answersimmediately following them provide encouragement for students to do the problems andgain immediate feedback.A large number of problems are provided are presented in the same order as the mate-rial in the main text. Problems of intermediate difficulty are identified by a single asterisk;the most difficult problems are marked with a double asterisk. Enough problems are pro-XIII Elements of Electromagnetics.

About the Author – Elements of Electromagnetics

Matthew N. O. Sadiku is Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Prairie View A&M University. He is a registered Professional Engineer and a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). He is also a member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and the American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE).

Professor Sadiku has authored over 370 professional papers and over 70 books, including Computational Electromagnetics with MATLAB (2018). He is also the coauthor of Fundamentals of Electric Circuits (2017) and Principles of Modern Communication Systems (2017).


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