An informal and highly accessible writing style, simple treatment of mathematics, and a clear guide to applications, have made this book a classic text in electrical and electronic engineering. Fundamentals of electrical properties of material are illustrated and put into context with contemporary applications in engineering. Includes problems and worked solutions to support student learning. Mathematical content is kept to a minimum, allowing the reader to focus on the subject. Ideal for undergraduates, the book is also invaluable reference to graduate students and others wishing to explore this rapidly expanding field.