EMC Fundamentals

  • Bruce R. Archambeault
Part of the The Springer International Series in Engineering and Computer Science book series (SECS, volume 696)


The most fundamental fact about EMC is that it is NOT magic, witchcraft, or divine intervention. It is about current flow, electric field and magnetic field coupling, and electromagnetic radiation. The interactions between all the individual system components are often complex and hard to visualize simultaneously. In order to properly understand the various issues, the overall complex problem must be broken into smaller, discrete problems that can be more easily understood. Straightforward scientific and engineering principles can then be applied with success.


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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2002

Authors and Affiliations

  • Bruce R. Archambeault
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  1. 1.IBM CorporationResearch Triangle ParkUSA

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