## Book Description

Antennas and Wave Propagation is written for the first course on the same. The book begins with an introduction that discusses the fundamental concepts, notations, representation and principles that govern the field of antennas. A separate chapter on mathematical preliminaries is discussed followed by chapters on every aspect of antennas from Maxwell's equations to antenna array analysis, antenna array synthesis, antenna measurements and wave propagation.

1. Cover
2. Title page
3. Brief Contents
4. Contents
5. Dedication
6. Preface
7. Introduction
8. Chapter 1. Mathematical Preliminaries
1. 1.1 Fundamentals of Scalars and Vectors
2. 1.2 Coordinate Systems
3. 1.3 Del (∇) Operator
4. 1.4 Gradient of a Scalar V (= ∇V)
5. 1.5 Divergence of a Vector A (= ∇ . A)
6. 1.6 Curl of a Vector (≡ ∇ × a)
7. 1.7 Laplacian Operator (∇2)
8. 1.8 Dirac Delta
9. 1.9 Decibel and Neper Concepts
10. 1.10 Complex Numbers
11. 1.11 Logarithmic Series and Identities
13. 1.13 Cubic Equations
14. 1.14 Determinants
15. 1.15 Matrices
16. 1.16 Factorial
17. 1.17 Permutations
18. 1.18 Combinations
19. 1.19 Basic Series
20. 1.20 Exponential Series
21. 1.21 Sine and Cosine Series
22. 1.22 Sinh and Cosh Series
23. 1.23 Hyperbolic Functions
24. 1.24 Sine, Cosine, Tan and Cot Functions
25. 1.25 Some Special Functions
26. 1.26 Partial Derivative
27. 1.27 Some Differentiation Formulae
28. 1.28 Some Useful Integration Formulae
30. 1.30 Integral Theorems
31. Points to Remember
32. Solved Problems
33. Objective Questions
34. Exerscise Problems
9. Chapter 2. Maxwell’s Equations and Electromagnetic Waves
1. 2.1 Introduction
2. 2.2 Equation of Continuity for Time-varying Fields
3. 2.3 Maxwell’s Equations for Time-varying Fields
4. 2.4 Sinusoidal Time-varying Fields
5. 2.5 Maxwell’s Equations in Phasor Form
6. 2.6 Influence of Medium on the Fields
7. 2.7 Summary of Maxwell’s Equations for Different Cases
8. 2.8 Conditions at a Boundary Surface
9. 2.9 Time-varying Potentials
10. 2.10 Electromagnetic Waves
11. 2.11 Applications of EM Waves
12. 2.12 Wave Equations in Free Space
13. 2.13 Wave Equations for a Conducting Medium
14. 2.14 Uniform Plane Wave Equation
15. 2.15 General Solution of Uniform Plane Wave Equation
16. 2.16 Relation Between E and H in a Uniform Plane Wave
17. 2.17 Wave Equations in Phasor Form
18. 2.18 Wave Propagation in a Lossless Medium
19. 2.19 Propagation Characteristics of EM Waves in Free Space
20. 2.20 Propagation Characteristics of EM Wave in a Conducting Medium
21. 2.21 Conductors and Dielectrics
22. 2.22 Wave Propagation Characteristics in Good Dielectrics
23. 2.22.1 Intrinsic or Characteristic Impedance of a General Medium, η
24. 2.23 Wave Propagation Characteristics in Good Conductors
25. 2.24 Depth of Penetration, δ (m)
26. 2.25 Polarisation of a Wave
27. 2.26 Direction Cosines of a Vector Field
28. 2.27 Waves on a Perfect Conductor—Normal Incidence
29. 2.28 Waves on Dielectric—Normal Incidence
30. 2.29 Reflection of Wave from a Good Conductor with Oblique Incidence
31. 2.30 Reflection of a Wave from a Dielectric with Oblique Incidence
32. 2.31 Brewster Angle
33. 2.32 Poynting Vector and Flow of Power
34. 2.33 Complex Poynting Vector
35. Points to Remember
36. Solved Problems
37. Objective Questions
38. Exercise Problems
10. Chapter 3. Radiation and Antennas
11. Chapter 4. Analysis of Linear Arrays
12. Chapter 5. Array Synthesis
13. Chapter 6. HF, VHF and UHF Antennas
14. Chapter 7. Microwave Antennas
1. 7.1 Introduction
2. 7.2 Rod Reflector
3. 7.3 Plane Reflector
4. 7.4 Corner Reflector
5. 7.5 Parabolic Reflector
6. 7.6 Types of Parabolic Reflectors
7. 7.7 Feed Systems for Parabolic Reflectors
8. 7.8 Shaped Beam Antennas
9. 7.9 Horn Antenna
10. 7.10 Corrugated Horns
11. 7.11 Slot Antenna
12. 7.12 Impedance of Slot Antenna
13. 7.13 Impedance of a Few Typical Dipoles
14. 7.14 Slots in the Walls of Rectangular Waveguide
15. 7.15 Babinet’s Principle
16. 7.16 The Method of Moment (MOM)
17. 7.17 Lens Antenna
18. 7.17.1 Types of Lens Antennas
19. 7.18 Equation of the Shape of Lens
20. 7.19 Microstrip or Patch Antennas
21. Points to Remember
22. Solved Problems
23. Objective Questions
24. Exercise Problems
15. Chapter 8. Antenna Measurements
16. Chapter 9. Wave Propagation
17. Multiple Choice Questions
18. Bibliography
19. Acknowledgements