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Computational electromagnetics for RF and microwave engineering, 2d ed.


Computational electromagnetics for RF and microwave engineering, 2d ed.

Davidson, David B.

Cambridge U. Press


505 pages




Davidson (electrical and electronic engineering, Stellenbosch U., South Africa) seeks to fill the gap between traditional undergraduate textbook, which generally have little discussion of numerical methods; texts that concentrate on analyzing antennas using numerical methods; and specialist book on each method, which can prove formidable for students and overly detailed for engineers who only want to use the available computational electromagnetic codes. He introduces computational methods using simple one-dimensional or two-dimensional examples, so the core of the method can be appreciated without being overwhelmed by complex three-dimensional geometries. The textbook pivots on the big three techniques: finite difference time domain (FDTD), method of moments (MoM), and finite element method (FEM). Since the 2005 edition, enough companies in the field have gone belly up that these three codes are even more prominent. Changes for the new edition are small but many and important, he says, as the field evolves.

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