ECE 60400 - Electromagnetic Field Theory

Credits: 3

Areas of Specialization(s):

Fields and Optics

Counts as:

Normally Offered: Each Fall, Spring

Catalog Description:
Review of general concepts (Maxwell's equations, materials interaction, boundary conditions, energy flow); statics (Laplace's equation, Poisson's equation); distributed parameter systems (classification of solutions, transmission lines, and waveguides); radiation and antennas (arrays, reciprocity, Huygen's principle); a selected special topic (e.g. magnetostatics, waves in anisotropic media and optical fibers).

Required Text(s):
  1. Fields and Waves in Communication Elec., 3rd Edition, Ramo, Whinnery, Van Duzer, Wiley & Sons, 1994, ISBN No. 047-1585-513.

Recommended Text(s): None.

Lecture Outline:

Weeks Topic
1 1/3 Electrostatics and dielectric materials
1 1/3 Magnetostatics and magnetic materials
1 Maxwell's equations
1 Propagation and reflection of plane waves
2/3 Numerical methods, and product-solution method.
2 TE and TM mode, transmission lines and wave guides
1 Resonant cavities
2 Antennas
1 Fresnel and Fraunhofer diffraction
2/3 Gaussian beams
2 Special topic selected by the instructor
1 Review and Exams