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Titles in the call number range QB - QC (Astronomy, Physics) that were added to the Concordia University Libraries collection in the last 60 days.

  • Distribution of resonances in scattering by thin barriers / Jeffrey Galkowski

  • Extended states for the Schrödinger operator with quasi-periodic potential in dimension two / Yulia Karpeshina, Roman Shterenberg
    QC 174.17 S3K37 2019

  • Covering dimension of C*-algebras and 2-coloured classification / Joan Bosa [and five others]
    QC 20.7 C14C68 2019

  • Global regularity for 2D water waves with surface tension / Alexandru D. Ionescu, Fabio Pusateri
    QC 157 I66 2018

  • Perihelia reduction and global Kolmogorov tori in the planetary problem / Gabriella Pinzari
    QB 351 P527 2018

  • Proceedings of the International Conference on Magnetism, Nottingham, September 1964
    QC 753 I58 1964

  • Drought challenges : policy options for developing countries / edited by Everisto Mapedza, Daniel Tsegai, Michael Bruntrup, Robert McLeman

    Drought Challenges: Livelihood Implications in Developing Countries, Volume Two, provides an understanding of the occurrence and impacts of droughts for developing countries and vulnerable sub-groups, such as women and pastoralists. It presents tools for assessing vulnerabilities, introduces individual policies to combat the effects of droughts, and highlights the importance of integrated multi-sectoral approaches and drought networks at various levels. Currently, there are few books on the market that address the growing need for knowledge on these cross-cutting issues. As drought can occur anywhere, the systemic connections between droughts and livelihoods are a key factor in development in many dryland and agriculturally-dependent nations.

    Connects the biophysical, social, economic, policy and institutional aspects of droughts across multiple regions in developing world Analyzes policy linkages between government agencies, public institutions, NGOs, the private sector and communities Includes a discussion of gender dimensions of drought and its impacts Presents a multi-sectoral perspective, including the human dimensions of drought in developing countries

  • Numerical methods for diffusion phenomena in building physics : a practical introduction / Nathan Mendes, Marx Chhay, Julien Berger, Denys Dutykh
    QC 320 M46 2019

  • Reality and its order / Werner Heisenberg ; edited by Konrad Kleinknecht ; translated from German by M.B. Rumscheidt, N. Lukens and I. Heisenberg
    QC 6 H4513 2019eb

  • Inclusive B Jet Production in Proton-Proton Collisions Precision Measurement with the CMS Experiment at the LHC at √ S = 13 TeV / Patrick L.S. Connor

  • Statistical physics of non equilibrium quantum phenomena Yves Pomeau, Minh-Binh Tran

  • Applied holography : a practical mini-course / Matteo Baggioli
    QC 449 B34 2019

  • Kepler problem in the presence of dark energy, and the cosmic local flow / Alexander Silbergleit, Arthur Chernin
    QB 791.3 S55 2019

  • Precision measurements to test the standard model and for explosive nuclear astrophysics Adrian A. Valverde

  • Einstein equations: physical and mathematical aspects of general relativity Domoschool 2018 / Sergio Cacciatori, Batu Güneysu, Stefano Pigola, editors

  • Nanoelectronics Fundamentals Materials, Devices and Systems / Hassan Raza

  • Data Mining in Structural Dynamic Analysis A Signal Processing Perspective / Yun Lai Zhou, Magd Abdel Wahab, Nuno M. M. Maia, Linya Liu, Elói Figueiredo, editors

  • Illuminating dark matter proceedings of a Simons Symposium / Rouven Essig, Jonathan Feng, Kathryn Zurek

  • Geometric methods in physics XXXVII Workshop and Summer School, Białowieża, Poland, 2018 / Piotr Kielanowski, Anatol Odzijewicz, Emma Previato, editors
    QC 174.17 G46W67 2018

  • Theory of Thermodynamic Measurements of Quantum Systems Far from Equilibrium Abhay Shastry

  • Learning the Physics of Einstein with Georges Lemaître Before the Big Bang Theory / by Georges Lemaître ; edited by Jan Govaerts, Jean-François Stoffel

  • Special Relativity : An Introduction with 200 Problems and Solutions / Michael Tsamparlis
    QC 173.65 T73 2019

  • Nico Bloembergen Master of Light / by Rob Herber
    QC 16 B596H48 2019eb

  • Heavy Ion Reactions at Low Energies Valery Zagrebaev ; Andrey Denikin, Alexander Karpov, Neil Rowley, editors

  • How Cosmologists Explain the Universe to Friends and Family Karim A. Malik, David R. Matravers

  • Geometric multiplication of vectors an introduction to geometric algebra in physics / Miroslav Josipović

  • Conductors, Semiconductors, Superconductors An Introduction to Solid-State Physics / Rudolf P. Huebener
    QC 176 H84 2016eb

  • Cosmological probes of light relics Benjamin Wallisch

  • Laser heat-mode lithography principle and methods / Jingsong Wei

  • Selected special functions for fundamental physics / Valeriya Akhmedova, Emil T. Akhmedov

  • Fundamentals of spin exchange : story of a paradigm shift / Kev M. Salikhov
    QC 454 C634S35 2019eb

  • Mathematics of quantum computing : an introduction / Wolfgang Scherer
    QC 174.17 M35S34 2019eb

  • Event classification in liquid scintillator using PMT hit patterns for neutrinoless double beta decay searches / Jack Dunger

  • Gravitation From Newton to Einstein / Pierre Fleury

  • Category theory in physics, mathematics, and philosophy Marek Kuś, Bartłomiej Skowron, editors

  • 16th Conference on Flavor Physics and CP Violation FPCP 2018 / Anjan Giri, Rukmani Mohanta, editors

  • RELATIVITY a journey through warped space and time
    QC 173.55 M39 2019eb

  • Physical Optics Concepts, Optical Elements, and Techniques / Giovanni Giusfredi

  • A statistical mechanical interpretation of algorithmic information theory / Kohtaro Tadaki

  • Lyman-alpha as an astrophysical and cosmological tool : Saas-Fee Advanced Course 46 / Mark Dijkstra, J. Xavier Prochaska, Masami Ouchi, Matthew Hayes ; Swiss Society for Astrophysics and Astronomy ; edited by Anne Verhamme, Pierre North, Sebastiano Cantalupo, Hakim Atek

  • Solved problems in thermodynamics and statistical physics / by Gregor Skačej, Primož Ziherl

  • Transport processes primer / Constantine Pozrikidis
    QC 718.5 T7P69 2019eb

  • Pocket guide to rheology : a concise overview and test prep for engineering students / Xian Wen Ng
    QC 189.5 N4 2019eb

  • Phase transition dynamics / Tian Ma, Shouhong Wang
    QC 175.16 P5M3 2019eb

  • From differential geometry to non-commutative geometry and topology / Neculai S. Teleman
    QC 20.7 D52T45 2019eb

  • Inverse acoustic and electromagnetic scattering theory David Colton, Rainer Kress

  • Quantum physics : states, observables and their time evolution / Arno Bohm, Piotr Kielanowski, G. Bruce Mainland

  • Parabolic wave equations with applications / Michael D. Collins, William L. Siegmann

  • Thomas-Fermi model for mesons and noise subtraction techniques in lattice QCD / Suman Baral

  • Advances in open systems and fundamental tests of quantum mechanics : proceedings of the 684. WE-Heraeus-Seminar, Bad Honnef, Germany, 2-5 December 2018 / Bassano Vacchini, Heinz-Peter Breuer, Angelo Bassi, editors

  • Atomicity through fractal measure theory : mathematical and physical fundamentals with applications / Alina Gavriluţ, Ioan Mercheş, Maricel Agop
    QC 174.13 G38 2019eb

  • Climate Change and the Role of Education edited by Walter Leal Filho, Sarah L. Hemstock

  • Shadowing Function from Randomly Rough Surfaces : Derivation and applications / Christophe Bourlier and Hongkun Li

    The shadowing function is an important element in the simulation and calculation of how electromagnetic waves scatter at randomly rough surfaces. Its derivation and use is an active, interdisciplinary area of research with practical applications in fields such as radar, optics, acoustics, geoscience, computer graphics and remote sensing.

    This book addresses the general problem of the derivation of the shadowing function from randomly rough surfaces. The authors present an overview of theory and advances of this topic by detailing recent progress. Firstly, the simpler problems are investigated (monostatic case - 1D surface - one reflection) progressing in difficulty to more complicated problems (bistatic case - 2D surface - multiple reflections). In addition, the authors focus on the introduction of the simplifying assumptions to derive closed-form expressions of the shadowing function and quantify their impact on the accuracy of the resulting models. Applications of the shadowing function in problems encountered in physics are also addressed.

    The problem of the derivation of the shadowing function from a rough surface is at the boundary between several scientific communities, each with its terminology. This book makes the link between these different communities and will help the reader to understand the theoretical aspects of this problem while giving practical applications.

  • Characterization of wide bandgap power semiconductor devices / Fei (Fred) Wang, Zheyu Zhang, and Edward A. Jones
    QC 611.8 W53W36 2018eb

    At the heart of modern power electronics converters are power semiconductor switching devices. The emergence of wide bandgap (WBG) semiconductor devices, including silicon carbide and gallium nitride, promises power electronics converters with higher efficiency, smaller size, lighter weight, and lower cost than converters using the established silicon-based devices. However, WBG devices pose new challenges for converter design and require more careful characterization, in particular due to their fast switching speed and more stringent need for protection.

    Characterization of Wide Bandgap Power Semiconductor Devices presents comprehensive methods with examples for the characterization of this important class of power devices. After an introduction, the book covers pulsed static characterization; junction capacitance characterization; fundamentals of dynamic characterization; gate drive for dynamic characterization; layout design and parasitic management; protection design for double pulse test; measurement and data processing for dynamic characterization; cross-talk consideration; impact of three-phase system; and topology considerations.

  • Slotted waveguide array antennas : theory, analysis and design / Lars Josefsson and Sembian R. Rengarajan
    QC 661 J67 2018eb

    Slotted waveguide antenna arrays are used in radar, communication and remote sensing systems for high frequencies. They have linear polarization with low cross-polarization and low losses but can also be designed for dual polarizations and phase steered beams.

    Slotted Waveguide Array Antennas is the first comprehensive treatment of these antennas from an engineering perspective. It provides readers with a thorough foundation in applicable theories as well as hands-on instruction for practical analysis, design, manufacture and use of important types of waveguide slot arrays. It goes beyond some of the commonly discussed topics and ventures into areas that include higher order mode coupling and edge effects; performance optimisation in terms of bandwidth and pattern performance and manufacturing tolerances.

    With specific examples of waveguide array designs, accompanied by detailed illustrations and antenna characteristics, the book is a must-have reference for engineers involved in antenna design, development and applications.

  • Adjoint Sensitivity Analysis of High Frequency Structures with MATLAB / Mohamed Bark, Atef Elsherbeni, and Veysel Demir
    QC 760.54 B37 2017eb

    This book presents the theory of adjoint sensitivity analysis for high frequency applications through time-domain electromagnetic simulations in MATLAB®. This theory enables the efficient estimation of the sensitivities of an arbitrary response with respect to all parameters in the considered problem. These sensitivities are required in many applications including gradient-based optimization, surrogate-based modeling, statistical analysis, and yield analysis.

    Using the popular FDTD method, the book shows how wideband sensitivities can be efficiently estimated for different types of materials and structures, and includes plenty of well explained MATLAB® examples to help readers absorb the content more easily and to make the theory more understandable to the broadest possible audience. Topics covered include a review of FDTD and an introduction to adjoint sensitivity analysis; the adjoint variable method for frequency-independent constitutive parameters; sensitivity analysis for frequency-dependent objective functions; transient adjoint sensitivity analysis; adjoint sensitivity analysis with dispersive materials; adjoint sensitivity analysis of anisotropic structures; nonlinear adjoint sensitivity analysis; second-order adjoint sensitivities; and advanced topics.

  • Scattering of Electromagnetic Waves by Obstacles

  • The Wiener-Hopf method in electromagnetics / Rodolfo Zich, Vito Daniele
    QC 760 D36 2014eb

    This advanced research monograph is devoted to the Wiener-Hopf technique, a function-theoretic method that has found applications in a variety of fields, most notably in analytical studies of diffraction and scattering of waves. It provides a comprehensive treatment of the subject and covers the latest developments, illustrates the wide range of possible applications for this method, and includes an extensive outline of the most powerful analytical tool for the solution of diffraction problems.

    This will be an invaluable compendium for scientists, engineers and applied mathematicians, and will serve as a benchmark reference in the field of theoretical electromagnetism for the foreseeable future.

  • Electromagnetic field standards and exposure systems / Eugeniusz Grudzinski and Hubert Trzaska
    QC 665 E4G78 2014eb

    Electromagnetic Field Standards and Exposure Systems covers the broader fields of measurements in telecommunications, radio navigation, radio astronomy, bioscience, and free ranging EM radiation and helps to develop the following measurement standards;

    proper calibration of the measuring instrument external environmental factors that affect accuracy competence and training of the instrument operator

  • Complex space source theory of spatially localized electromagnetic waves / S.R. Seshadri
    QC 661 S47 2014

    This book begins with an essential background discussion of the many applications and drawbacks for paraxial beams, which is required in the treatment of the complex space theory of spatially localized electromagnetic waves. The author highlights that there is a need obtain exact full-wave solutions that reduce to the paraxial beams in the appropriate limit. Complex Space Source Theory of Spatially Localized Electromagnetic Waves treats the exact full-wave generalizations of all the basic types of paraxial beam solutions. These are developed by the use of Fourier and Bessel transform techniques and the complex space source theory of spatially localized electromagnetic waves is integrated as a branch of Fourier optics. Two major steps in the theory are described as: 1) the systematic derivation of the appropriate virtual source in the complex space that produces the required full wave from the paraxial beam solution and 2) the determination of the actual secondary source in the physical space that is equivalent to the virtual source in the complex space.

  • Electromagnetic measurements in the near field / Pawel Bienkowski, Hubert Trzaska
    QC 665 E4T79 2012eb

    This book is devoted to the specific problems of electromagnetic field (EMF) measurements in the near field and to the analysis of the main factors which impede accuracy in these measurements. It focuses on careful and accurate design of systems to measure in the near field based on a thorough understanding of the fundamental engineering principles and on an analysis of the likely system errors. Beginning with a short introduction to electromagnetic fields with an emphasis on the near field, it then presents methods of EMF measurements in near field conditions. It details the factors limiting measurement accuracy including internal ones (thermal stability, frequency response, dynamic characteristics, susceptibility) and external ones (field integration, mutual couplings between a probe and primary and secondary EMF sources, directional pattern deformations). It continues with a discussion on how to gauge the parameters declared by an EMF meter manufacturer and simple methods for testing these parameters. It also details how designers of measuring equipment can reconsider the near field when designing and testing, as well as how users can exploit the knowledge within the book to ensure their tests and results contain the most accurate measurements possible. The SciTech Publishing Series on Electromagnetic Compatibility provides a continuously growing body of knowledge in the latest development and best practices in electromagnetic compatibility engineering. This series provides specialist and non-specialist professionals and students practical knowledge that is thoroughly grounded in relevant theory.

  • The handbook of Electrical Resistivity : new materials and pressure effects / edited by G. Dyos
    QC 610.6 H36 2012eb

    This book updates and expands the editor's acclaimed Electrical Resistivity Handbook , bringing together advances in the field over the last two decades. In this period, much has been achieved in the fields of new materials and superconductivity.

    This new volume provides a comprehensive compilation of experimental data in graphical form of the resistivity/resistance of over 1000 elements, compounds and alloys in three sections. The first section deals with resistivity as a function of temperature, the second section deals with resistivity as a function of temperature and pressure, whilst the third deals with the normalised resistance of materials as a function of temperature and/or pressure.

  • Lightning electromagnetics / edited by Vernon Cooray
    QC 966 L536 2012

    Lightning research is an interdisciplinary subject where several branches of engineering and physics converge. Lightning Electromagnetics is a book that caters for the needs of both physicists and engineers. It provides: The physicist with information on how to simulate: the charge generation in thunderclouds, different discharge processes in air that ultimately lead to a lightning flash, and the mechanism through which energetic radiation in the form of X-rays and Gamma rays are produced by lightning flashes; The power engineer with several numerical tools to study the interaction of lightning flashes with power transmission and distribution systems; The telecommunication engineer with numerical procedures with which to calculate the electromagnetic fields generated by lightning flashes and their interactions with overhead and underground telecommunication systems; The electromagnetic specialist with the basic theory necessary to simulate the propagation of lightning electromagnetic fields over the surface of the Earth; The atmospheric scientist with numerical procedures to quantify interactions between lightning flashes and the Earth's atmosphere, including the production of NOx by lightning flashes occurring in the atmosphere. This book also contains a chapter on the stimulation of visual phenomena in humans by electromagnetic fields of lightning flashes, which is essential reading for those who are interested in ball lightning.

  • Motion vision : design of compact motion sensing solutions for autonomous systems navigation / by Julian Kolodko and Ljubo Vlacic
    QC 125.2 K6 2005

    Segmenting the environment surrounding an autonomous vehicle into coherently moving regions is a vital first step towards intelligent autonomous navigation. Without this temporal information, navigation becomes a simple obstacle avoidance scheme that is inappropriate in highly dynamic environments such as roadways and places where many people congregate.

    The book begins by looking at the problem of motion estimation from biological, algorithmic and digital perspectives. It goes on to describe an algorithm that fits with the motion processing model, and hardware and software constraints. This algorithm is based on the optical flow constraint equation and introduces range information to resolve the depth-velocity ambiguity, which is critical for autonomous navigation. Finally, implementation of the algorithm in digital hardware is described in detail, covering both the initial motion processing model and the chosen hardware platforms, and the global functional structure of the system.

  • Magnetorheological materials and their applications / edited by Seung-Bok Choi and Weihua Li
    QC 189.5 M34 2019

    The rheological properties of magnetorheological (MR) materials, such as their viscosity and dynamic modulus, can be tuned or controlled by changing the intensity of the magnetic field using appropriate control schemes. Thanks to their robustness, performance and smart properties, numerous studies have been undertaken on the development of new MR materials, and microscopic and macroscopic modelling approaches. Novel applications include engine mounts and clutch systems in the automotive industry, shock absorbing safety devices for cockpit seats in aerospace, and shock absorption from movement in semi-active human prosthetic legs.

    This book introduces magnetorheological fluids and elastomers, and explores their material properties, related modelling techniques and applications in turn. The book offers insights into the relationships between the properties and characterisation of MR materials and their current and future applications, making it useful reading for researchers, engineers and graduate students who work in the field of smart materials and structures.

  • Fundamentals of electromagnetics with MATLAB / Karl E. Lonngren, Sava V. Savov, Randy J. Jost
    QC 670.6 L56 2007

    Fundamentals of Electromagnetics with MATLAB ® Second Edition equips you for your journey into learning the theory and the application of electromagnetic fields and waves.

  • Fundamentals of wave phenomena / Akira Hirose, Karl E. Lonngren
    QC 157 H56 2010

  • Higher-Order Techniques in Computational Electromagnetics
    QC 665 E4G734 2016eb

    Improvements in the accuracy, computational cost, and reliability of computational techniques for high-frequency electromagnetics (including antennas, microwave devices and radar scattering applications) can be achieved through the use of 'high-order' techniques. This book outlines these techniques by presenting high-order basis functions, explaining their use, and illustrating their performance. The specific basis functions under consideration were developed by the authors, and include scalar and vector functions for use with equations such as the vector Helmholtz equation and the electric field integral equation.

    The book starts by considering the approximation of scalar functions, and explores the error in some of those representations. Singular functions (those that are unbounded) are also considered, since these often arise in practical EM problems. The authors then discuss the approximation of vector functions, and summarize the various classes of vector basis functions that have been used by the professional community. Following this, they present higher-order basis functions for the most common cell shapes used in finite element analysis procedures. Finally, they consider some of the implementation details associated with the use of these functions for integral equation/method of moments formulations and differential equation/finite element method approaches.

    This book provides an essential introduction to these techniques for researchers, graduate students and practicing professionals in the discipline of computational electromagnetics.

  • Angle-of-arrival estimation using radar interferometry : methods and applications / E. Jeff Holder
    QC 411 H65 2014eb

    Radar interferometers provide a cost-effective radar architecture to achieve enhanced angle accuracy for enhanced target tracking. The objective of this book is to quantify interferometer angle estimation accuracy by developing a general understanding of various radar interferometer architectures and presenting a comprehensive understanding of the effects of radar-based measurement errors on angle-of-arrival estimation. As such this book is primarily directed toward tracking radars but will also discuss imaging applications as well.

  • Physics and technology of heterojunction devices / edited by D. Vernon Morgan and Robin H. Williams
    QC 611.6 J85P48 1991eb

    Physics and Technology of Heterojunction Devices brings together the physics of engineering aspects of heterojunction semiconductor devices in one volume.

    The book draws on the knowledge of various experienced academics, and covers aspects of the physics of heterojunctions, resonant tunnelling effects in semiconductor heterojunction devices, characterisation of heterojunctions, high electron mobility transistors, heterojunction bipolar transistors, and heterostructures in semiconductor lasers.

    This valuable text is suitable for post-graduate device and electronic circuit engineers, and final year undergraduates.

  • Geometrical theory of diffraction / V.A. Borovikov and B. Ye. Kinber
    QC 665 D5B6713 1994eb

    The geometrical theory of diffraction (GTD) is an efficient method of analysis and design of wave fields. It is widely used in antenna synthesis in microwave, millimetre and infra-red bands, in circuit engineering and laser system design. It is a convenient tool for tackling the problems of wave propagation and scattering at bodies of complex shape. The method combines the simplicity and physical transparency of geometrical optics with high computational accuracy over a wide dynamic range of quantities analysed. The advantage of GTD is particularly pronounced in applications where the wavelength is small compared with the typical size of scatterers, i.e. in situations where the known analytical techniques - variational calculus and numerical analysis - are no longer applicable.

    This book painstakingly systematises the ideas underlying GTD, gives a detailed explanation of the modern state of the theory within the bounds of its validity, and elucidates its relationships with other popular asymptotic theories - the methods of physical optics and edge waves.

    The book is designed for scientists, engineers and postgraduate students involved in electromagnetics, radio engineering and optical system design.

  • Temperature measurement & control / J.R. Leigh
    QC 271 L45 1988eb

    The temperature on earth varies over a wide range whereas man can only work comfortably in a quite narrow temperature range that has to be artificially maintained. In addition, many industries have extensive requirements for temperature control. Thus control engineers are called upon very frequently to design temperature control loops.

    A general knowledge of control engineering is of course useful in designing temperature control loops.However, temperature control has some special features:

    (i) asymmetries caused by the usually differing mechanisms of heating and cooling (ii) complex nonlinear heat-transfer effects (iii) highly application-dependent measurement problems.

    The intention of this book is to treat the theory and practice of temperature measurement and control, and important related topics such as energy management and air pollution, at a level suitable for engineering and science undergraduate and postgraduate students, and in a manner designed to make the book valuable to practising engineers. There are no specific prerequisites for the book although a knowledge of elementary control theory could be useful.

    The philosophy of the book is a compromise between fundamentals and practical guidelines. It is the author's firm belief that it is highly desirable to obtain a good insight into theoretical fundamentals (deeper than can be justified on grounds of immediate utility) before embarking on practical applications. The aim has been to produce a practically oriented text within a firm theoretical outline.

    The first half of the book is an application oriented survey of temperature measurement techniques and devices. The second half is concerned mainly with temperature control in both simple and complex situations. There are chapters on heat sources, commercially available controllers, temperature control in buildings and energy conservation. The book ends with an appendix that rapidly surveys the underpinning thermodynamic theory.

  • Propagation, scattering, and dissipation of electromagnetic waves / A.S. Ilyinsky, G. Ya. Slepyan, and A. Ya. Slepyan
    QC 661 I45 1993eb

    This book describes new, highly effective, rigorous analysis methods for electromagnetic wave problems. Examples of their application to the mathematical modelling of micros trip lines, corrugated flexible waveguides, horn antennas, complex-shaped cavity resonators and periodic structures are considered.

    Special attention is paid to energy dissipation effects. Various physical models and methods of analysis of dissipation are described and approximate formulas and computer-based calculation results for dissipation characteristics are given and compared with experimental data. Ways of decreasing dissipation in waveguides and resonators are discussed.

    The book will be of interest to physicists and engineers working on the theory and design of microwave and millimetre-wave components and devices. Designers in microwave engineering will find here all the information they need for choosing the correct waveguide (resonator) for a stipulated dissipation characteristic. The numerical algorithms and formulas can be directly applied to CAD systems. The book is also relevant for students of electromagnetism and microwave circuits.

  • Parabolic equation methods for electromagnetic wave propagation / Mireille Levy
    QC 973.4 T76L48 2009eb

    This book is the first to present the application of parabolic equation methods in electromagnetic wave propagation. These powerful numerical techniques have become the dominant tool for assessing clear-air and terrain effects on radiowave propagation and are growing increasingly popular for solving scattering problems.

    The book gives the mathematical background to parabolic equation modelling and describes simple parabolic equation algorithms before progressing to more advanced topics such as domain truncation, the treatment of impedance boundaries and the implementation of very fast hybrid methods combining ray-tracing and parabolic equation techniques. The last three chapters are devoted to scattering problems, with application to propagation in urban environments and to radar cross section computation.

    This book will prove useful to scientists and engineers who require accurate assessment of diffraction and ducting on radio and radar systems. Its self-contained approach should also make it particularly suitable for graduate students and other researchers interested in radiowave propagation scattering.

  • Theory of nonuniform waveguides : the cross-section method / B.Z. Katsenelenbaum [and four others]
    QC 661 K34 1998eb

    The cross-section method is an analytical tool used in the design of components required for low-loss, highly efficient transmission of electromagnetic waves in nonuniform waveguides. When the waveguide dimensions are large compared with the wavelength, a fully three-dimensional analysis employing modern numerical methods based on finite element, finite difference, finite integration or transmission line matrix formalisms is practically impossible and the cross-section method is the only feasible analysis technique.

    The method is not limited to oversized tubular metallic waveguides, but is employed intensively in areas such as fibre optic communications, antenna synthesis, natural waveguides (submarine, tropospheric and seismic), microwave radio links (Earth or space) and the design of absorbing surfaces and it may also be applied to many acoustic problems. The application of the method in special cases such as cut-off and resonant frequencies is covered, as well as the design of oversized waveguide components such as tapers, bends, polarisers and mode converters. Many useful formulas are given for the practical layout of such transmission line components. The use of computers in the application of the method and problems related to numerical analysis are also covered.

  • Electrodynamic theory of superconductors / by Shu-Ang Zhou
    QC 611.92 Z56 1991eb

    Electrodynamic Theory of Superconductors is the first book of its kind. It gives a unified and comprehensive theoretical treatment of electromagnetic, thermal and mechanical phenomena in superconductors. Basic concepts and principles in continuum electrodynamics are introduced, with particular emphasis on methodology. Electrodynamic models are developed to study magnetoelastic and thermoelastic superconductors. The author also introduces phenomenological London theory, Cinzburg-Landau theory, electrodynamic models for superconducting thin films, AC losses and Josephson junctions, and BCS microscopic theory of superconductivity. This book can be used as a post graduate level text and as a reference book for researchers and engineers working in the field of applied superconductivity and related areas.

  • Spectral theory and excitation of open structures / Victor P. Shestopalov and Youri V. Shestopalov
    QC 661 S54 1996eb

    Open resonators, open waveguides and open diffraction gratings are used extensively in modern millimetre and submillimetre technology, spectroscopy and radio engineering. The physical principles of open electrodynamic structures are different from those of closed ones because of radiation loss, edges, multiconnected cross-sections and the need to take into account the behaviour of electromagnetic fields at infinity. The eigenoscillation and eigenwave spectra become complex, there are additional demands on the energy relations and the statements of spectral problems change.

    In this book the physical processes in open electrodynamic structures are analysed using a specially constructed spectral theory. The basic concept is that physical processes are observed at real frequencies, and continuation to the complex domain is considered as a mathematical method. The data obtained at complex frequencies give essential information about 'real' solutions at real frequencies. The approach developed allows not only the egular but a variety of anomalous dispersion laws and effects to be investigated.

    Written by two authorities in the field of mathematical modelling, the book should be of interest to all scientists and engineers concerned with modern methods of analytical solution of electromagnetic problems in open domains, as well as those studying theoretical electromagnetics.

  • Lord Kelvin, his influence on electrical measurements and units / Paul Tunbridge
    QC 16 K3T86 1992eb

    Lord Kelvin (William Thomson), arguably Britain's most eminent scientist after Newton, spent much of his life in work which led to the development of today's electrical units and standards. Despite his influence, there are few biographies of stature (largely due to the abstruse nature of much of his technical research). This treatment concentrates upon his work in three phases; discovery of the fundamental concepts and coding them into universal laws, leading the adoption of the metric system, and securing worldwide use of units and standards (now the IEC system).

  • 2008+ solved problems in electromagnetics / Syed A. Nasar
    QC 760.52 N37 2008eb

    This extremely valuable learning resource is for students of electromagnetics and those who wish to refresh and solidify their understanding of its challenging applications. Problem-solving drills help develop confidence, but few textbooks offer the answers, never mind the complete solutions to their chapter exercises. In this text, noted author Professor Syed Nasar has divided the book's problems into topic areas similar to a textbook and presented a wide array of problems, followed immediately by their solutions.

  • Theory of edge diffraction in electromagnetics / Pyotr Yakovlevich Ufimtsev ; edited by Andrew J. Terzuoli, Jr. ; translated by Richard D. Moore
    QC 665 D5U36 2009eb

    This book is an essential resource for researchers involved in designing antennas and RCS calculations. It is also useful for students studying high frequency diffraction techniques. It contains basic original ideas of the Physical Theory of Diffraction (PTD), examples of its practical application, and its validation by the mathematical theory of diffraction. The derived analytic expressions are convenient for numerical calculations and clearly illustrate the physical structure of the scattered field. The text's key topics include: Theory of diffraction at black bodies introduces the Shadow Radiation, a fundamental component of the scattered field; RCS of finite bodies of revolution-cones, paraboloids, etc.; models of construction elements for aircraft and missiles; scheme for measurement of that part of a scattered field which is radiated by the diffraction (so-called nonuniform) currents induced on scattering objects; development of the parabolic equation method for investigation of edge-diffraction; and a new exact and asymptotic solutions in the strip diffraction problems, including scattering at an open resonator.

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