ECE 30411 - Electromagnetics I

Course Details

Lecture Hours: 3 Credits: 3

Counts as:

  • EE Core
  • CMPE Complementary Selective

Normally Offered:

Each Fall, Spring


On-campus and online


(ECE 20001 Minimum Grade of C or ECE 20100 Minimum Grade of C) and (PHYS 27200 or PHYS 24100 or PHYS 25100 or PHYS 26100) and (MA 26200 or MA 26600 or MA 36600)

Catalog Description:

This course is a continued study of vector calculus, electrostatics, magnetostatics, and Maxwell's Equations. It serves as an introduction to electromagnetic waves and transmission lines, which is continued in ECE 30412.

Required Text(s):

  1. Elements of Electromagnetics , 5 Edition , Mattew N. O. Sadiku , Oxford university Press , 2009 , ISBN No. 9780195387759
  2. Schaum's Outline of Electromagnetics , 3rd Edition , Joseph A. Edminister , McGraw-Hill, Inc. , 2010 , ISBN No. 9780071632355

Recommended Text(s):


Learning Outcomes:

A student who successfully fulfills the course requirements will have demonstrated:
  1. an ability to work with electrostatic fields and to be able to find electric and potential fields from charge distributions including the presence of dielectric materials. [1]
  2. an ability to work with magnetostatic fields and to be able to find magnetic fields from current distributions including the presence of magnetic materials. [1]
  3. an ability to work with time varying fields including wave propagation. [1]
  4. an ability to work with transmission lines in the time and frequency domains. [1]

Lecture Outline:

Week Topic
1 Vector analysis, Coordinate systems, Differential length, volume, and area, Coulomb's law, Electric field intensity (E)
2 Electric Field Intensity continued, Electric flux density, Gauss' law, Divergence
3 Electric Potential, Gradient, Electric Dipole, Energy density in electrostatic fields
4 Current, conductors and dielectrics in static electric fields, boundary conditions
5 Poisson's and Laplace's equations, Laplacian
6 Resistance and capacitance, method of images, Biot-Savart Law, Magnetic field intensity (H)
7 Ampere's Circuital Law, Curl, Stokes Theorem magnetic flux density (B)
8 scalar and vector magnetic potentials, forces and torque
9 magnetic dipole, Magnetic materials
10 boundary conditions, inductance, energy
11 Faraday's law, Displacement current, Maxwell's Equations, Phasors
12 Wave equation, waves, wave propagation
13 Wave propagation, power and Poynting vector
14 Reflection of plane waves
15 Transmission lines

Engineering Design Content:

  • Synthesis
  • Analysis
  • Construction

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