Electromagnetics Volume 1 (beta)

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PLEASE NOTE: This item has been superceded by a new version. Electromagnetics Volume 1 (Aug. 2018), which is freely available electronically.

Electromagnetics Volume 1 (BETA) (CC BY-SA 4.0) by Steven W. Ellingson is a 224-page, peer-reviewed, open educational resource intended to serve as a primary textbook for a one-semester first course in undergraduate engineering electromagnetics, and includes: electric and magnetic fields; electromagnetic properties of materials; electromagnetic waves; and devices that operate according to associated electromagnetic principles including resistors, capacitors, inductors, transformers, generators, and transmission lines. This 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 wave equations for voltage and current. This is intended for electrical engineering students in the third year of a bachelor of science degree program.

Print copies of this book are available on Amazon.com (ISBN:978-0997920123).

About this beta version
The beta version of Volume 1 is being field tested in a Spring 2018 course. It will be updated and re-released at this site in VTechWorks in Summer 2018. The following will also be added: index (within the book); problem sets, solution manual, and LaTeX source code (in VTechWorks). Use, sharing, contributions to, and customization of this book or portions of this book or figures are an inherent part of the intent of the way this book has been published.

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Table of contents
Chapter 1: Preliminary Concepts
Chapter 2: Electric and Magnetic Fields
Chapter 3: Transmission Lines 29
Chapter 4: Vector Analysis
Chapter 5: Electrostatics
Chapter 6: Steady Current and Conductivity
Chapter 7: Magnetostatics
Chapter 8: Time-Varying Fields
Chapter 9: Plane Wave Propagation in Lossless Media
Appendix A: Constitutive Parameters of Some Common Materials
Appendix B: Mathematical Formulas
Appendix C: Physical Constants

The open Electromagnetics project at Virginia Tech
This textbook is part of the Open Electromagnetics Project led by Steven W. Ellingson at Virginia Tech. The goal of the project is to create no-cost openly-licensed content for courses in undergraduate 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.

Cover design: Robert Browder
Cover image: (c) Michelle Yost. Total Internal Reflection (modified by Robert Browder) is licensed with a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 license

About the author
Steven W. Ellingson (ellingson@vt.edu) 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).

Suggested citation
Ellingson, Steven W. (2018) Electromagnetics, Vol. 1 (Beta). Blacksburg, VA: VT Publishing. https://doi.org/10.7294/W4WQ01ZM Licensed with CC BY-SA 4.0 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0

Publication of this book was made possible in part by the Virginia Tech University Libraries’ Open Education Faculty Initiative Grant program: http://guides.lib.vt.edu/oer/grants