# Computational Electrodynamics: A Gauge Approach with Applications in Microelectronics

Stylus Publishing, LLC
Computational electrodynamics is a vast research field with a wide variety of tools. In physics, the principle of gauge invariance plays a pivotal role as a guide towards a sensible formulation of the laws of nature as well as for computing the properties of elementary particles using the lattice formulation of gauge theories. However, the gauge principle has played a much less pronounced role in performing computation in classical electrodynamics.

In this work, the author demonstrates that starting from the gauge formulation of electrodynamics using the electromagnetic potentials leads to computational tools that can very well compete with the conventional electromagnetic field-based tools. Once accepting the formulation based on gauge fields, the computational code is very transparent due to the mimetic mapping of the electrodynamic variables on the computational grid. Although the illustrations and applications originate from microelectronic engineering, the method has a much larger range of applicability. Therefore this book will be useful to everyone having interest in computational electrodynamics.

The volume is organized as follows: In part 1, a detailed introduction and overview is presented of the Maxwell equations as well as the derivation of the current and charge densities in different materials. Semiconductors are responding to electromagnetic fields in a non-linear way, and the induced complications are discussed in detail. Part 2, using the gauge potentials, presents the transition of electrodynamics theory to a formulation that can serve as the gateway to computational code. In part 3, a collection of microelectronic device designs demonstrate the feasibility and success of the methods in Part 2. Part 4 focuses on a set of topical themes that brings the reader to the frontier of research in building the simulation tools, using the gauge principle in computational electrodynamics.

Technical topics discussed in the book include:
- Electromagnetic Field Equations
- Constitutive Relations
- Discretization and Numerical Analysis
- Finite Element and Finite Volume Methods
- Design of Integrated Passive Components
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## About the author

Wim Schoenmaker is with MAGWEL, Belgium.

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Publisher
Stylus Publishing, LLC
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Published on
Jun 5, 2017
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Pages
450
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ISBN
9788793609938
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Language
English
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Genres
Mathematics / Applied
Science / Physics / General
Technology & Engineering / Electronics / Microelectronics
Technology & Engineering / Electronics / Semiconductors
Technology / Engineering / Electrical
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