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Electromagnetics, Vol 1

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Steven W. Ellingson, Virginia Tech

Pub Date: 2018

ISBN 13: 9780997920192

Publisher: Virginia Tech Libraries

Language: English

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Reviewed by Willis Troy, Assistant Professor, Anderson University on 1/10/19

This book does not cover smith charts, which are frequently covered in a first semester EM course. However, they aren't absolutely necessary and they are referenced for further reading. read more


Table of Contents

  • Chapter 1: Preliminary Concepts
  • Chapter 2: Electric and Magnetic Fields
  • Chapter 3: Transmission Lines
  • Chapter 4: Vector Analysis
  • Chapter 5: Electrostatics
  • Chapter 6: Steady Current and Conductivity
  • Chapter 7: Magnetostatics
  • Chapter 8: Time-Varying Fields
  • Chapter 9: Plane Waves in Lossless Media
  • Appendix A: Constitutive Parameters of Some Common Materials
  • Appendix B: Mathematical Formulas
  • Appendix C: Physical Constants

About the Book

Electromagnetics Volume 1 by Steven W. Ellingson is a 238-page, peer-reviewed open educational resource intended for electrical engineering students in the third year of a bachelor of science degree program. It is intended as a primary textbook for a one-semester first course in undergraduate engineering electromagnetics. The book employs the “transmission lines first” approach in which transmission lines are introduced using a lumped-element equivalent circuit model for a differential length of transmission line, leading to one-dimensional wage equations for voltage and current.

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Problem sets and the corresponding solution manual are also available.

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).