Publication detail

Electronic Textbook of Electromagnetic Waves

RAIDA, Z. FROEHLING, K. GOŇA, S. MICHÁLEK, V. NAVRÁTIL, V. NOVÁČEK, Z. OTEVŘEL, V. ŠEBESTA, J. URBANEC, T.

Original Title

Electronic Textbook of Electromagnetic Waves

Czech Title

Elektronická učebnice elektromagnetických vln

English Title

Electronic Textbook of Electromagnetic Waves

Type

journal article

Language

en

Original Abstract

Teaching university courses, which deal with the phenomena of the electromagnetic (EM) substantiality and their applications, is rather difficult due to their abstract nature. Therefore, teaching has to be accompanied by clear explanations and by simulations illustrating the examined topics. This is why an electronic textbook (ET) of EM waves and applications was developed. The ET presents theoretical descriptions of selected EM phenomena on two levels - on a bachelor's one and a master's one. Descriptive parts of the ET are completed by computer programs, which enable the reader to simulate the studied phenomena. Moreover, the ET explains the practical implementation of simulation routines in MATLAB, which helps students to understand a relationship between rather complicated mathematics and a relatively simple source code of its software implementation. Since the ET is freely accessible on the web, students can use it whenever as a classical textbook, a handbook or a software package. This fact positively influences the students' knowledge and understanding as proven by our experience.

Czech abstract

Výuka univerzitních předmětů, které se věnují jevům elektromagnetické povahy, je vzhledem k jejich abstraktní povaze velmi složitá. Výuka tudíž musí být doprovázena jasnými vysvětleními a simulacemi ilustrujícími zkoumané jevy. Proto byla vyvinuta multimediální učebnice spojující teoretická vysvětlení s počítačovými simulacemi. Učebnice má dvojrozměrnou strukturu, která umožňuje učebnici používat současně jako bakalářský text, magisterský text, uživatelský návod k simulačním programům a programátorský návod k jejich psaní.

English abstract

Teaching university courses, which deal with the phenomena of the electromagnetic (EM) substantiality and their applications, is rather difficult due to their abstract nature. Therefore, teaching has to be accompanied by clear explanations and by simulations illustrating the examined topics. This is why an electronic textbook (ET) of EM waves and applications was developed. The ET presents theoretical descriptions of selected EM phenomena on two levels - on a bachelor's one and a master's one. Descriptive parts of the ET are completed by computer programs, which enable the reader to simulate the studied phenomena. Moreover, the ET explains the practical implementation of simulation routines in MATLAB, which helps students to understand a relationship between rather complicated mathematics and a relatively simple source code of its software implementation. Since the ET is freely accessible on the web, students can use it whenever as a classical textbook, a handbook or a software package. This fact positively influences the students' knowledge and understanding as proven by our experience.

Keywords

Antennas, computer software, educational methods, electromagnetics, Internet, microwaves, optics, waveguides, teaching methods, computer aided education.

RIV year

2003

Released

01.12.2003

Pages from

67

Pages to

73

Pages count

7

BibTex


@article{BUT41756,
  author="Zbyněk {Raida} and Kenneth {Froehling} and Stanislav {Goňa} and Václav {Michálek} and Vlastimil {Navrátil} and Zdeněk {Nováček} and Viktor {Otevřel} and Jiří {Šebesta} and Tomáš {Urbanec}",
  title="Electronic Textbook of Electromagnetic Waves",
  annote="Teaching university courses, which deal with the phenomena of the electromagnetic (EM) substantiality and their applications, is rather difficult due to their abstract nature. Therefore, teaching has to be accompanied by clear explanations and by simulations illustrating the examined topics. This is why an electronic textbook (ET) of EM waves and applications was developed.
The ET presents theoretical descriptions of selected EM phenomena on two levels - on a bachelor's one and a master's one. Descriptive parts of the ET are completed by computer programs, which enable the reader to simulate the studied phenomena. Moreover, the ET explains the practical implementation of simulation routines in MATLAB, which helps students to understand a relationship between rather complicated mathematics and a relatively simple source code of its software implementation.
Since the ET is freely accessible on the web, students can use it whenever as a classical textbook, a handbook or a software package. This fact positively influences the students' knowledge and understanding as proven by our experience.",
  chapter="41756",
  journal="Radioengineering",
  number="4",
  volume="12",
  year="2003",
  month="december",
  pages="67",
  type="journal article"
}