**EMRFD Message Archive 19**

MessageDateFromSubject19 2006-07-15 08:52:15 Steven S. Coles Introduction to Radio Frequency Design by Wes Hayward Arrived All,

Introduction to Radio Frequency Design by Wes Hayward arrived

Thursday. It applies community-college level complex algebra,

linear (matrix) algebra, LaPlace transforms, and partial

differential equations to communications circuit design. A good

part of the transmission-line chapter can be mastered with only

graphing skills. IRFD adds an extra level of power to EMRFD.

While EMRFD stands very well alone, a person with even a nodding

acquaintance with complex algebra and matrices from a high-school

algebra class can increase filter analysis and small-signal

transistor design abilities using Introduction to Radio Frequency

Design. To avoid confusion with current, electronics design uses j

where math books use i in complex numbers. Otherwise the notation

generally matches.

If anyone's struggling to regain the math skills a group this size

should be able to assist.

73,

Steven