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Analysis of Multiconductor Transmission Lines, 2nd Edition by Clayton R. Paul

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PREFACE

This is the second edition of a textbook that is intended for a senior or graduate-level course in an electrical engineering (EE) curriculum on the subject of the analysis of multiconductor transmission lines (MTLs). It will also serve as a useful reference for industry professionals. The term MTL typically refers to a set of n + 1 parallel conductors that serve to transmit electrical signals between two or more points, for example, a source and a load. The dominant mode of propagation on an MTL is the transverse electromagnetic (TEM) mode of propagation, where the electric and magnetic fields surrounding the conductors lie solely in the transverse plane orthogonal to the line axis. This structure is capable of guiding waves whose frequencies range from dc to where the line cross-sectional dimensions become a significant fraction of a wavelength. At higher frequencies, higher order modes coexist with the TEM mode, and other guiding structures such as waveguides and antennas are more practical structures for transmitting the signal between a source and a load. There are many applications for this wave-guiding structure. High-voltage power transmission lines are intended to transmit 60-Hz sinusoidal waveforms and the resulting power. In addition to this low-frequency power signal, there may exist other higher frequency components of the transmitted signal such as when a fault occurs on the line or a circuit breaker opens and recloses. The waveforms on the line associated ...

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