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Antennas Paperback – December 1, 2001

ISBN-13: 978-0071232012 ISBN-10: 007123201X Edition: 3rd

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 938 pages
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education Singapore; 3rd edition (December 1, 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 007123201X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0071232012
  • Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,078,069 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I had lost my copy of this book in a fire.
Joseph L. Pontek, Sr.
This is one of the classics in the field of antennas.
A. T. Mollegen
Indeed, the book is well written and organized.
W. Watson

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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Robert Tso on November 30, 1998
Format: Hardcover
From fundamental antenna concepts to the characteristics and design curves for all sorts of practical antennas, this book is a must have for anyone having anything to do with antennas. It is clearly written, contains excellent diagrams, interesting photographs of historical significance, and the author's personal account of his discoveries and contributions to this field.
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24 of 29 people found the following review helpful By W. Watson on February 6, 2000
Format: Hardcover
I would normally rate such a book as five stars, but I've given it four stars to draw some attention that this book is not so easily comprehended as two preceding reviewers suggest. Indeed, the book is well written and organized. However, I think the level of mathematics used is that of advanced calculus. I believe this book is intended for a senior EE or EE graduate student. However, it is not all mathematics and there is still much to be learned about antennas from the book without having had exposure to some of the mathematics used. If you are in doubt, you might consider an alternative before purchasing this book, or at least purchase it with the thought of returning it within a 30 day inspection period.
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17 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Jeremy on September 30, 2000
Format: Hardcover
We had this as a reference book for a course in Microwave engineering and was used in a design problem. This is not your leisure book that you can just browse! You have to have advanced calculus/electromagnetism background to understand the concepts.
The book covers all the basic antennae theory and types to topics ranging to radar design.
This is a must have for any RF design engineer.
Since most of the RF jobs in US are with defense and companies like Lockheed Martin and you have to be US citizen to get such jobs, I had to opt for computer networks for graduate studies in US, otherwise I'd have ended up as a RF designer myself.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Rob Hill (Rob_hill@waccess.com) on June 3, 1998
Format: Hardcover
This book covers all the basics of antenna theory; including radiation mechanisms, antenna parameters, and theory of fundamental elements such as dipoles, loops, slots, helicals, and arrays. The material is presented logically in an easy-to-read format which allows the reader to understand and apply the design concepts to antenna problems of today. A 'must-have' text for the RF or Antenna Design Engineer.
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13 of 17 people found the following review helpful By hbl on March 15, 2004
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I found some aspects of the text, especially chapters 6, 13 and 14, to be problematic. I thought the approach to the exposition of the theory of a given topic to be somewhat choppy. Much text is devoted to finding simplified expressions which can be distracting and impedes understanding. In a few instances, the reader is directed to external sources to get foundational details. And, often, the result presented applies only in special cases, such as, in the far field, or for electrically small antennas, or for antennas an odd integer multiple of a half wavelength. For example, in the section on self-impedance of a thin linear antenna (13-5), the statement is made that it is "common practice to shorten the antenna a few percent to make X11=0." Yet the expression presented for X11 is the sine integral which is non-zero everywhere except at Si(0). So, absent thorough exposition of the theory, this is not helpful to those interested in the general case.
I believe this book would be vastly improved if a systematic approach, in the context of electromagnetic theory, is adopted for exposition of the material. Development of new topics should begin with first principles. Sections building on earlier sections should include appropriate back references. References to external papers or earlier editions should not be used as substitute for exposition of details as these sources are generally inaccessible to the reader. Recognizing the accessibility of powerful mathematics software, much of the material dealing with simplifying assumptions could be edited out in favor of more complete exposition of the theory.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Joseph L. Pontek, Sr. on August 16, 2012
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I had lost my copy of this book in a fire. It had been my bible for antenna basic reference book for years, especially for helical antennas. It is a most welcome addition to my rebuilding of my reference library. John D. Kraus' book is one of the books I recommend for any engineers or hobbyist antenna reference library.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Earld on August 3, 2013
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Everything is derived. My calculus knowledge is a bit rusty after all these years, but I appreciate the high level of the math and writing. I plan to use some of his original work in Helical antennas as described in the book. I can't think of a better vote for it.
His Ham call was W8JK, I am W6JWN
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By engineer on July 18, 2013
Makes an otherwise complex subject seem simple by the way it is presented.I found it to be an exceptionally well written text, and would encourage anyone who is interested in the subject to buy it.
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