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ECE60400 - Electromagnetic Field Theory

Fall 2016

Days/Time: MWF / TBA
Credit Hours: 3

Learning Objective:
To provide breadth in a student's program and to serve as prerequisite for advanced courses; to acquaint students with the electromagnetic fundamentals underlying the operation of devices and components used in communication and transmission systems. The emphasis is on the physical concepts of fields and waves and their applications in engineering problems.

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 principles). A selected special topic (e.g. waves in anisotropic media and optical fibers).

Topics Covered:
Electrostatics; magnetostatics; Maxwell's equations; transmission lines; plane wave propagation and reflection; waveguides and cavities; antennas; Gaussian beams.

Prerequisites:
A junior level course on electromagnetics.

Applied/Theory: 50/50

Web Content:
syllabus, homework assignments

Homework:
Twelve assignments, four to five problems per assignment.

Projects:
None.

Exams:
Three exams and one final exam.

Textbooks:
Required--Ramo, Whinnery and VanDuzer, "Fields and Waves in Communication Electronics," 3rd ed., John Wiley and Sons, 1994, ISBN 0-471-58551-3. Disclaimer: final textbook listings are available in April for fall and summer semesters. Please visit the Listing of Textbooks by College or School for the most up-to-date information.

Computer Requirements:
ProEd minimum computer requirements.

ProEd Minimum Requirements:
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Other Requirements:
None.

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