Radio Antennas and Propagation

Radio Antennas and Propagation

Radio Engineering Fundamentals

1st Edition - September 18, 1998

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  • Author: William Gosling
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080515649

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This is the most modern, comprehensive and system-oriented text on radio engineering in print, by a pioneer in the field. Engineers and students need to use this book, which covers the physics of radio systems from a quantum mechanical point of view and offers a unique insight into radio engineering by showing not only how but why radio systems work. Professor Gosling has spent a lifetime in industry and education, including time as Technical Director of Plessey, President of EUREL (European Convention of Engineering Societies), Past President of the Institution of Electrical Engineers, and Chair of Electronic Engineering at the University of Bath. He is currently Visiting Professor at the University of Bath. He has published eleven books and over fifty scientific papers.

Key Features

  • Eminent author
  • Accessible treatment of a challenging subject
  • Together with 'Radio Spectrum Conservation' (1999) makes up Radio Engineering Fundamentals


Radio, communications and electronics engineers, equipment designers, technicians and enthusiasts, undergraduates, MSc students

Table of Contents

  • Radio Frequency Energy
    Electromagnetic sources
    Simple antennas
    More complex antennas
    Antennas using conducting surfaces
    Specialised antennas
    Moving Quanta from Place to Place
    Introduction to Various Propagation Environments
    Describing the Earth's Atmosphere
    The Troposphere
    Where We Live
    Near Earth Propagation
    Radio Propagation in a Complex Urban Environment
    Sky-wave Propagation
    Artificial Sky-wave Propagation

Product details

  • No. of pages: 192
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Newnes 1998
  • Published: September 18, 1998
  • Imprint: Newnes
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080515649

About the Author

William Gosling

Affiliations and Expertise

Visiting Professor at University of Bath, consultant to a number of major companies.

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