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Wave Propagation:
From Electrons to Photonic Crystals and Left-Handed Materials
Peter Markos & Costas M. Soukoulis

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"This book provides a valuable introduction to wave propagation, taking as its central theme the transfer matrix approach which has proved to be flexible in its application to a variety of problems, ranging from the electronic band structure of solids to studies of photonic crystals. This work is timely because of the need to document new advances in this active area of research. The authors are among the leaders in the field and it is gratifying to see their combined experience distilled for the benefit of a new generation of students."--J. B. Pendry, Imperial College London

"We live in an age transformed by the technologies of the electron and the photon. This book, written by two world experts, presents in a clear and unified fashion the physics underlying these dual revolutions. It is highly recommended for students from senior undergraduate level on up to experts in wave science."--Ross McPhedran, University of Sydney

"A completely unique and unified treatment of wave propagation in electronic and electromagnetic systems. For a first-year graduate student studying either electromagnetics or solid-state physics, this will be a very educational and important reference. The book is extremely friendly for students working through the subject for the first time."--David R. Smith, Duke University

"To my knowledge, this is the first time an attempt has been made to bring together the application of the transfer matrix method in the variety of applications pertaining to wave propagation both in electrons and photons. It is suitable as a textbook or reference for graduate students as well as any researcher working in the field of wave propagation. The authors have done a commendable job."--Vinod Menon, Queens College, City University of New York

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