This book covers both fundamentals of electromagnetics and its applications in optics, as well as electromagnetic waves in various types of media and structures. The book contains 13 chapters, which are classified well through four sections. Unlike other undergraduate textbooks, some advanced topics such as superconductors, surface waves, plasmas, photonic crystals and negative refraction are also covered. 

This book is comprehensive, methodical and not overly mathematical. The earlier versions of its manuscript were used in teaching a course in applied electromagnetics. Examples (and their solutions) on different topics at each chapter's end, complete with hints and answers, help readers to master the material. This book is appropriate for both a one-semester course for electrical engineers and as a reference book for applied physics and materials science graduate students.

Review by Reva Garg, Institute of Physics, University of Brasilia, Brazil

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