Author of Fundamentals of Engineering Electromagnetics, Sunil Bhooshan, is an academic and brings with him industry knowledge too. Bhooshan is currently Professor and head, Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, Jaypee University of Information Technology (JUIT), Waknaghat, Himachal Pradesh. He graduated from IIT-Delhi and obtained his MS and PhD degrees from University of Illinois, USA. He has been a member of the technical staff at Hewlett Packard (now Agilent Technologies) at Santa Rosa.
Besides having taught at IIT Kanpur, he has also served as an editor of IT (an Electronics For You magazine) and has published more than 50 research papers in reputed journals and presented them in international conferences. This multi-faceted academic made the obvious choice by writing a book for undergraduate engineering courses.
The book aims to provide students of the subject an understanding of the fundamentals of electromagnetic fields and their applications. “At the University of Illinois, I met various distinguished professors like EC Jordan and Mac Van Valkenburg who had written evergreen books which inspired me to write this book.”
The book is also a result of many years of interaction with students, who urged him to remove the hurdles they faced in learning. Therefore he has stressed on fundamental concepts to understand the subject. He explains, “I have delved into the basics of concepts. All the problems in my book are dealt with in a step-by-step manner from the basics. To retain the interest of students, small historical and application-oriented exhibits are included. The figures are three-dimensional, so that significant aspects regarding the visualisation are covered.”
What sets his book apart from others is, “Firstly, the mathematics part starts right from the very basics. Secondly, the explanation in the text is based on student feedback. And finally, no prior knowledge is assumed except for Class XII mathematics.” A self-confessed fan of Agatha Christie and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, he also likes documentaries by David Attenborough. He also has an interest in spiritualism having found a guru in Swami Rama of the Himalayas.