Prentice-Hall Publishes JBU Engineering Professor's Work

Siloam Springs, Ark (April 12, 2001) — With the help of a new self-study course developed and written by John Brown University’s Leo Setian (Professor of Electrical Engineering), technicians, engineers and managers can now solve wireless antenna problems without knowing advanced theories and mathematics. Dr. Setian has developed a practical study course that guides students through the installation, maintenance and optimization of wireless antennas. Practical Communication Antennas with Wireless Applications, published recently by Prentice-Hall, includes textbook, study guide and final exam.

The course introduces the broad topics of antennas, communications, transmission lines and radiation. By the end of the self-paced course, students will be able to understand and model all three passive elements in an antenna circuit: resistors, capacitors and inductors. Upon successful completion of the exam, students are eligible to receive eight (8) IEEE Continuing Education Credits (CEUs).

The IEEE -- The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. -- is a non-profit, technical professional association of more than 350,000 individual members in 150 countries. IEEE serves as a leading authority in technical areas ranging from computer engineering, biomedical technology and telecommunications, to electric power, aerospace and consumer electronics, among others. Through its technical publishing, conferences and consensus-based standards activities, the IEEE produces 30 percent of the world’s published literature in electrical engineering, computers and control technology. Dr. Setian’s course, available through IEEE, is $380.00.

In addition to his teaching responsibilities at JBU, Dr. Setian also works as a consultant to Galtronics, a leading antenna manufacturing company based in Tiberias, Israel.

John Brown University is a private university with an enrollment of more than 1,500 students from 46 states and 30 countries. JBU is a member of the Arkansas Independent Colleges and Universities and the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities.