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Microwave Engineering, 3rd Edition [Print Replica] [Kindle Edition]

David M. Pozar
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Focusing on the design of microwave circuits and components, this valuable reference offers professionals and students an introduction to the fundamental concepts necessary for real world design. The author successfully introduces Maxwell's equations, wave propagation, network analysis, and design principles as applied to modern microwave engineering. A considerable amount of material in this book is related to the design of specific microwave circuits and components, for both practical and motivational value. It also presents the analysis and logic behind these designs so that the reader can see and understand the process of applying the fundamental concepts to arrive at useful results. The derivations are well laid out and the majority of each chapter's formulas are displayed in a nice tabular format every few pages. This Third Edition offers greatly expanded coverage with new material on: Noise; Nonlinear effects; RF MEMs; transistor power amplifiers; FET mixers; oscillator phase noise; transistor oscillators and frequency multiplier.

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Comprehensive, up-to-date, and applied coverage of modern microwave engineering

Complete with practical applications and clear design procedures, Pozar’s Third Edition of MICROWAVE ENGINEERING offers a comprehensive, up-to-date presentation of the field. Based on fundamental principles of electrical engineering, the text shows that microwave circuits and devices can be explained through the use of circuit theory, Maxwell’s equations, and related concepts.

Now updated and revised, this Third Edition features new material on active circuit design, nonlinear effects, and noise.

Highlight include:

  • New and revised coverage: The third Edition presents new materials on capacitively coupled resonator filters, RF MEMS, transistor power amplifiers, transistor oscillators, frequency multipliers, oscillator phase noise, and FET mixers, as well as substantially revised coverage of a number of topics.
  • Many examples covering both theory and design: Examples, including many that are new or revised for this edition, show how typical problems are solved, how typical designs are carried out, and how typical component designs perform.
  • A wide variety of problems: Problems, including many that are new or revised, also cover both theory and design. Answers to selected problems provide opportunities for self-assessment.
  • Discussion of both the how and the why of microwave engineering: The text begins with fundamental concepts, then builds on these to show how microwave components and circuits operate, and how they are designed.
  • Extra resource on the Web: The web site for this text includes a Laboratory Manual of experiments from the University of Massachusetts and related files for using Ansoft’s Serenade Microwave CAD package for several of the examples and problems in the book.

Also by David M. Pozar:
Microwave and RF Design of Wireless Systems
ISBN: 0-471-32282-2

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  • File Size: 11797 KB
  • Print Length: 720 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Up to 3 simultaneous devices, per publisher limits
  • Publisher: Wiley; 3 edition (December 1, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006T4Z1DM
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
In the process of obtaining a Ph.D. the hard way (3 separate schools for BSME, MSEE, Ph.D.) as well as tackling a half dozen widely diverse technology areas in my professional life, I have read a LOT of text books. Pozar is the gold standard of reference texts. What is Microwave Engineering? Read Pozar. What does this thingy do? Read Pozar. What's the formula for converting from ABCD to admittance matrices? Read Pozar. I suppose by now it's getting a bit out of date. So much more is happening at the deep sub-wavelength chip level that 'Microwave Engineering' (IE, worrying about wavelength) is less important than it used to be. Still, there will always be interconnects, and even when wavelength isn't a factor, the analysis techniques presented are a powerful and rigorous way of thinking that many people seem to have trouble mastering. Until I read Pozar, I was one of them.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good, but heavy on the math September 12, 2010
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Overall, I found Pozar's book to be a good handbook on pracical applications of microwave engineering. However, as one who has not been a design engineer in years, the long drawn out mathematical proofs of the theories behind the applications made for a sometimes tedious read. This would have been a great text for me right out of college, but in my current position I don't need to understand the theory to the depth that Pozar often goes into. The purists and hardcore design guys might say I've devolved into a mathematical whimp, but for my needs I like overviews.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Best Reference for Microwave Engineering July 30, 2009
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As a working engineer with high power RF for nearly 20 years, I found David Pozar's book to be one of the best references to microwave engineering that is available. There are many professional books available which cover the same topics, but they lack a sufficient mathematical electricity & magnetism explanation in comparison. One of the things I found is that I had to refresh myself on the math, which is a good thing, in order to complete the problems at end of every chapter. I recently met a microwave communications engineer who had a class taught by David Pozar and he said it was difficult since Pozar is demanding, but enjoyed the class. Well, this attitude is reflected in this book by treating most topics very quantitatively.

I would highly recommend Microwave Engineering to all mobile communications, RF, radar systems and electronic warfare engineers. And of course to all graduate electrical engineering students.

With this book, I also recommend as a complement RF Design Guide: Systems, Circuits, and Equations

The only negative I can say is about cost, but there are several used sources available and for this type of reference the new cost can be justified if you work in this field.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Microwave Engineering August 16, 2008
A friend showed me a copy of this book and after reviewing several chapteres I order my own copy. With so many books available it is hard to find an author who's information and explanation is clear, correct and valuable when working with transmission lines and antennas. This book covers the theory then breaks it down from complicated math models into simplified models for practical use. There are plentiful examples to follow or make clear the ideas. It is an excellent book to further onces knowledge of printed circuit board design or for applications which require the detailed anaylsis.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Classic microwave engineering book January 29, 2013
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This book is pretty well written and really help you understand the materials better. This book is pretty well organized and very easy to follow
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Clear and well written November 30, 2010
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Pozar is great at explaining concepts in an easy to understand manner. He only tells you what you need to know and leaves all the filler material out. This is a book you can simply read and understand. I found it to be a good addition to his book on RF systems. It also provides a few chapters on electro-magnetics, which I found useful for EM classes. His descriptions are easier to understand than those found in most EM books.

This book covers a large range of topics; from transmission lines, networks, oscillators, switches, and amps. Due to the range of topics, some details are lacking. For in depth explanations, it would be necessary to find a book dedicated to the specific topic of interest.

Overall, it's clear Pozar puts a lot of thought into the layout of his material. This is evident in how clear and understandable his books are.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best book for Microwave Engineering October 18, 2008
I believe this is excellent book for beginners in Microwave Engineering and it also envelopes almost all the topics in Under-Graduate and Graduate courses related to Microwave Engineering!!!
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Class text March 7, 2009
The biggest gripe I have is that there are no answers at the back to check yourself, and sometimes the hw probs are nothing like the examples in the chapter, and sometimes they are very tricky and you may think you have it right when you don't. I've never understood the point of giving practice problems without a way for the student to check their work. Pozar doesn't explicitly explain every move he makes in solving the examples either, so expect to spend some time figuring that out. It's not a bad intro text, I would recommend getting it along with Guillermo Gonzalez's 'u-wv transistor amps anal.& design'. It was helpful to me to switch back and forth between the two- GG's book goes into more specific details, but when it gets too hairy, one can go back to Pozar and get the basics.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
2.0 out of 5 stars Not really
I didn't know it was a paper black and was an international copy. Price was okay. I'd to buy US version since it was not able to use in USA.
Published 7 months ago by Darren Vi Do
4.0 out of 5 stars Very useful reference for an experienced microwave engineer
This textbook is very mathematical and dense, and I do not recommend it for somebody who is new to the subject. Read more
Published 12 months ago by jlb
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent book
I actually had the one written by Ludwig as my RF textbook, which as clearly written as it is, lacks more detail in couplers. Read more
Published on May 16, 2010 by Tian He
4.0 out of 5 stars Microwave Engineering
This textbook was specified for a graduate level oourse in microwave engineering, it is very useful and covers the material in good detail. Read more
Published on May 7, 2010 by Russell E. Palucci
5.0 out of 5 stars A nice book
Although, I have not read this book all of the way through, it looks like a really great book.
Published on December 5, 2009 by Joseph M. Pereira
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent service
Thanks you for the excellent reliable service. The delivery is on schedule and the product is in good/excellent condition as described. Trusted and reliable business. Thanks you !
Published on April 19, 2009 by Tung Ho
5.0 out of 5 stars Microwave Engineering textbook prchase
The book was as described by seller. I am happy with the book and the speed at which it was sent to me. It was a very positive experience.
Published on February 14, 2009 by Ndubueze Chuku
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