The Fundamentals of Signal Transmission

The Fundamentals of Signal Transmission

Optical Fibre, Waveguides and Free Space

1st Edition - November 27, 1998

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  • Author: Lemuel Ibbotson
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080541198

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The Fundamentals of Signal Transmission presents a discussion of the main forms of signal transmission media. Twisted pair, coaxial line, optical fibre, waveguides and freespace propagation and antennas are covered using a standard format. After a discussion of signals in general, the nature of wave propagation is examined. These fundamentals are then related to the specific transmission types. Mathematics is kept as simple as possible and is complemented by ample qualitative explanation; where necessary more detailed mathematics can be found in the appendices. Some knowledge of basic electronic circuit theory and field theory is assumed. Written in an informal and accessible style, 'The Fundamentals of Signal Transmission' provides all undergraduate electronics engineers with a concise overview of electromagnetic signal transmission.

Key Features

  • Written in an iformal and accessible style
  • Provides a concise overview of electromagnetic signal transmission
  • Covers all the main types of signal transmission in one volume


2nd and 3rd year undergraduates in electronic engineering and communications engineering

Table of Contents

  • Signals and waves
    Twin-wire transmission line
    Electromagnetic waves
    Coaxical line, strip line and wave guides
    Optical fibre
    Free space
    Further insights using the Smith chart
    Solutions to problems

Product details

  • No. of pages: 160
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Butterworth-Heinemann 1998
  • Published: November 27, 1998
  • Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080541198

About the Author

Lemuel Ibbotson

Affiliations and Expertise

Formerly Principal Lecturer, University of East London & Open University, UK

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