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January 31, 2006
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Antenna Theory, Analysis and Design, Third Edition

Wiley-Interscience
1134 pages; $118.95
ISBN: 0-471-66782-X

This book’s main objective is to introduce, in a unified manner, the fundamental principles of antenna theory and to apply them to the analysis, design and measurements of antennas. It is designed to meet the needs of electrical engineering and physics students at the senior undergraduate and beginning graduate levels, and those of practicing engineers. The third edition has maintained all of the features of the first two editions, including the three-dimensional graphs to display the radiation characteristics of antennas, especially the amplitude patterns. Many new features have been added to this edition:

  • A new chapter on smart antennas, which is presently a hot topic of current interest to antenna engineers in a number of application areas, especially wireless communications.
  • A fractal antenna section, which introduces a new class of antennas that has received a lot of interest and attention after the second edition was published.
  • New end-of-chapter tables that provide a summary of important equations in each of the respective chapters.
  • Additional new figures, photos and tables to illustrate the concepts.
  • Additional end-of-chapter problems.

An important new feature is the multimedia material on the accompanying CD, which presents:

  • PowerPoint view graphs of lecture notes.
  • End-of-chapter interactive questions for review.
  • Animations and applets for most of the chapters based on Java.
  • Second-edition Fortran computer programs translated to MATLAB.
  • Additional new computer programs based on MATLAB with applications to topics in the various chapters.

To order this book, contact: John Wiley & Sons Inc., One Wiley Drive, Somerset, NJ 08875 (800) 225-5945.


Noise in Linear and Nonlinear Circuits

Artech House
289 pages; $89, £55
ISBN: 1-58053-849-5

The theory of linear circuits has existed for some time but has never been collected into a comprehensive book. Nonlinear noise theory, similarly, has not been well covered in technical books. Collecting this information in one place, and explaining it in a straightforward manner, will be valuable to many people who must deal with these matters daily. This book addresses both broad theoretical and specific technical aspects of noise theory and circuit optimization. It will help professionals to optimize real world circuit performance and show how noise in both linear and nonlinear circuits can be analyzed and minimized. Chapter 1 introduces the concept of noise in communication systems, phase and amplitude noise, linear and nonlinear noise, noise analysis and circuit optimization. Chapter 2 is dedicated to noise and random processes, narrow band random processes, physical sources of noise and cyclostationary noise. Chapter 3 covers noise figure, noise temperature and the system noise model, mixer noise and noise measurement. Noise models of solid-state devices, such as lossy elements, Schottky barrier diodes, JFET and MOSFET, MESFET and HEMT, BIPOLAR and HBT, are described in Chapter 4. The noise theory of linear circuits is the subject of Chapter 5, while the noise theory of nonlinear circuits is treated in Chapter 6. Low noise amplifiers are an obviously important subject and are covered in some detail in Chapter 7. Chapter 8 explains the classical approaches to oscillator theory, nonlinear analysis of oscillators, noise in oscillators and optimization of low noise oscillators. Chapter 9 considers mixers and frequency multipliers, including essential mixer theory, noise in diode mixers, noise in FET resistive mixers, noise in active mixers, system considerations, and diode and active frequency multipliers.

To order this book, contact: Artech House, 685 Canton St., Norwood, MA 02062 (781) 769-9750 ext. 4030; or 46 Gillingham St., London SW1V 1HH UK +44 (0) 207-8750.

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