This text/reference is a detailed look at the development and use of integral equation methods for electromagnetic analysis, specifically for antennas and radar scattering. Developers and practitioners will appreciate the broad-based approach to understanding and utilizing integral equation methods and the unique coverage of historical developments that led to the current state-of-the-art. In contrast to existing books, Integral Equation Methods for Electromagnetics lays the groundwork in the initial chapters so students and basic users can solve simple problems and work their way up to the most advanced and current solutions.
This is the first book to discuss the solution of two-dimensional integral equations in many forms of their application and utility. As 2D problems are simpler to discuss, the student and basic reader can gain the necessary expertise before diving into 3D applications. This is also the first basic text to cover fast integral methods for metallic, impedance, and material geometries. It will provide the student or advanced reader with a fairly complete and up-to-date coverage of integral methods for composite scatterers.
About the authors
John (Yiannis) L. Volakis received his Ph.D. from The Ohio State University in 1982. He is the R. & L. Chope Chair Professor at The Ohio State University, Electrical and Computer Engineering Department since 2003. He is also the Director of the ElectroScience Laboratory, one of the largest University laboratories on wireless communications (hardware, analysis, and design).
He is the author of five widely used books including the well referenced text Finite Element Methods for Electromagnetics, and the 4th Edition classic Antenna Engineering Handbook. He has also authored over 280 journal papers and over 480 conference papers. He has served as the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society President (2004) and is listed by ISI among the top 250 most referenced authors in Engineering/Computer Science. He is internationally known for his contributions to numerical electromagnetic, metamaterial antennas and RF materials for high performance hardware.
Kubilay Sertel received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor in 2003. He is currently an Adjunct Assistant Professor with the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department and a Research Scientist with the ElectroScience Laboratory, The Ohio State University. He has over 15 years experience in applied electromagnetics. His publications include the book Frequency Domain Hybrid Finite Element Methods in Electromagnetics (Morgan & Claypool, 2006), over 35 journal articles, and over 100 conference papers. Dr. Sertel is a Senior Member of IEEE and a member of URSI Commission B.