For almost ten years, the authors of Transmission Lines and Wave Propagation have been providing readers with a thorough understanding of the behavior of transmission lines and their advantages and limitations. The development of new research, better programs, and enhanced concepts since its publication presents a demand for a version that reflects these advances. Extensively revised and updated, the Fourth Edition of this bestselling text answers the call with additional formulas, expanded discussions, and updated references, as well as a new chapter on coupled transmission lines. WHAT MAKES THIS TEXT SO POPULAR? The first part of the text develops and applies the distributed-circuit theory. Through observable behavior such as travel time, attenuation, distortion, and reflection from terminations, it analyzes signals and energy traveling on transmission lines at finite velocities. The remainder of the book reviews the principles of electromagnetic field theory, then applies Maxwell's equations for time-varying electromagnetic fields to coaxial and parallel conductor lines; rectangular, circular, and elliptical cylindrical hollow metallic waveguides; and fiber optic cables. This progressive organization, along with its expanded coverage, makes Transmission Lines & Wave Propagation an invaluable reference. The book's analysis of coupled lines makes it a unique text for undergraduate courses and its extensive reference material provides an excellent source for graduate students. NEW IN THE FOURTH EDITION: An overview of fiber optic cables emphasizing the principle types, their propagating modes, and dispersion; the role of total internal reflection at the core/cladding interface; and the specific application of boundary conditions to a circularly symmetrical propagating mode A chapter on coupled transmission lines including coupled-line network analysis and basic crosstalk study More information on pulse propagation on lines with skin-effect losses Freeware program available via the Internet Solutions manual available for qualified course adoptionsMagnusson, Philip C. is the author of 'Transmission Lines and Wave Propagation', published 2000 under ISBN 9780849302695 and ISBN 0849302692.