Today's engineering problems are very complex, requiring powerful computer simulations to model them. To properly utilize these programs, however, the user must still understand the physics that underpin the engineering. This book addresses very complex problems by carefully and systematically developing models of increasing complexity, indicating along the way the range of their applicability. In addition, the book is accompanied by software that will help the reader experiment with the various parameters of the model, enhancing understanding of the physics involved and improving the reader's skills with model development and meaningful validation studies.
LEVENT SEVGI, BSEE, MSEE, PhD, has been with the Electronics and Communication Engineering Department at Douguus University in Istanbul since September 2001. Previously, he was chair of the Electronic Systems Department in TUBITAK-MRC, Information Technologies Research Institute. Sevgi has also worked at the Center for Defense Studies, ITUV-SAM, as part of the Long Horizon Project study for the Turkish Navy, and on the Vessel Traffic System installation for Turkish Straits. He was awarded a two-year fellowship at the Weber Research Institute/Polytechnic University in New York in 1988, and also worked with the Scientific Research Group of Raytheon Systems, Canada, in 1998. His research has focused on propagation in complex environments, EMC/BEM modeling and measurements, analytical and numerical methods in electromagnetics, and radar systems. He is the author or coauthor of nearly thirty journal and fifty international conference papers.