ECE 30412 - Electromagnetics II

Course Details

Lecture Hours: 3 Credits: 3

Counts as:

  • EE Advanced Selective
  • CMPE Complementary Selective

Normally Offered:

Each Fall


On-campus only


ECE 30411 or ECE 31100

Requisites by Topic:

Introductory electromagnetics

Catalog Description:

Electromagnetics II builds on Electromagnetics I (ECE30411 or ECE 31100) and emphasizes time-varying electromagnetic fields. Both fundamental understanding and an appreciation for applications that span all technologies related to electrical and computer engineering are emphasized. The topics covered include: Maxwell's equations, plane waves, transmission lines, waveguides and cavities, and antennas and radiation. Applications addressed relate to photonics, communications, and imaging and sensing. More generally, illustrations cover the basic principles on which devices and systems used every day operate.

Required Text(s):

  1. Electromagnetic Fields for Engineers (available free through instructor) , 1st Edition , D. S. Elliott , Cambridge University Press , 2024 , ISBN No. 978-1009309448

Recommended Text(s):


Learning Outcomes:

A student who successfully fulfills the course requirements will have demonstrated an understanding of:
  1. time-varying fields and Maxwell's equations. [1]
  2. plane electromagnetic waves. [1]
  3. the theory and application of transmission lines . [1]
  4. waveguides and cavity resonators . [1]
  5. antennas and radiating systems . [1]

Lecture Outline:

Week Topic
1-3 Time-varying fields and Maxwell's equations
4-6 Plane electromagnetic waves
7-9 Theory and application of transmission lines
10-12 Waveguides and cavity resonators
13-15 Antennas and radiating systems

Engineering Design Content:

  • Establishment of Objectives and Criteria
  • Synthesis
  • Analysis
  • Evaluation

Engineering Design Consideration(s):

  • Economic
  • Environmental
  • Health/Safety
  • Social
  • Cultural
  • Global

Assessment Method:

Outcomes will be assessed by homework and exams