The aim of this textbook is to develop the design aspects of RF Circuits in such a way that the need for transmission line principles becomes clear without the need to take an electromagnetic field approach. Therefore, no prior, in-depth knowledge is necessary beyond a first undergraduate physics course, mandated by most colleges and universities.
Students gifted with a knowledge of basic circuit theory and/or exposure to microelectronics can use this book and cover the entire spectrum from basic transmission principles and microstrip lines to various high-frequency circuit design procedures.
Long mathematical derivations are either relegated to appendices or placed in the examples, separate from the main text. This allows the omission of some of the dry theoretical details and thus focuses on the main concepts.