Electromagnetics and Network Theory and their Microwave Technology Applications: A Tribute to Peter Russer
Stefan Lindenmeier and Robert Weigel
Springer, 2011; $129.00 (hardcover).
This interesting book follows a symposium that was dedicated to Peter Russer on the occasion of his 65th birthday and retirement. It covers a tremendous amount of material, primarily antennas and wave propagation, microwave and communication systems, and methods for the numerical modelling of these systems. Russer is well-known for his innovative and significant contributions in these areas; his autobiography is included at the end of the volume. The book consists of 22 chapters, and is so extensive and thorough that it would be impossible to describe the many valuable topics that it covers. It is by no means easy reading—some of the material is quite technical. However, it will be of interest to a great variety of readers, from graduate students to experts in communication systems and microwave sensors and engineers. This book can be used as an essential reference for the growing field of electromagnetics and network theory and its microwave applications.
Review by Christian Brosseau, an OSA Fellow and professor of physics at the Université de Bretagne Occidentale in Brest, France.
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