Metamaterials, i.e. artificial materials with properties not found in nature (Caloz & Itoh,
2006; Marqués et al., 2008), have gained a lot of attention in the past decade. The
virtually unlimited freedom in tailoring their constitutive parameters created hopes for
the realization of unique devices, such as subwavelength lenses and invisibility cloaks,
which were essentially impossible to achieve with classical materials.
This book grew out of a semester-long course on the principles and applications of ultrasonics for advanced undergraduate, graduate, and external students at Concordia University over the last 10 years. Some of the material has also come from a 4-hour short course, “Fundamentals of Ultrasonic Waves,” that the author has given at the annual IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium for the last 3 years for newcomers to the field.
This book is dedicated to various aspects of electromagnetic wave theory and its
applications in science and technology. The covered topics include the fundamental
physics of electromagnetic waves, theory of electromagnetic wave propagation and
scattering, methods of computational analysis, material characterization,
electromagnetic properties of plasma, analysis and applications of periodic structures
and waveguide components, and finally, the biological effects and medical
applications of electromagnetic fields....