Virginia Tech®home

ECE 3105 - Electromagnetic Fields (3C)

Course Description

Maxwell's equations and their application to engineering problems. ECE 3105: transmission lines, introductory electrostatics, introductory magnetostatics, Faraday's Law, properties of uniform plane waves.

Why take this course?

Electromagnetics provides the mathematical description of all electrical phenomena, and therefore it is the physical foundation of all Electrical and Computer Engineering disciplines. Modern applications of electromagnetics are broad and include wireless communication systems, global navigation systems, bioelectrical phenomena, high speed computers and computer networks, and electromagnetic phenomena in Earth's near-space environment (space weather) as well as electrical, optical, and photonic devices. This course provides instruction in the fundamental engineering science and also the basics of modern applications.

Learning Objectives

  • " analyze voltage and current signals and calculate input impedance for a transmission line
  • " determine capacitance and resistance of devices using electrostatics concepts
  • " determine inductance of devices using magnetostatics concepts
  • " apply Faraday's law to analyze transformers
  • " apply Maxwell's equations to analyze the electromagnetic fields of uniform plane waves