ECE 3106: electrostatics and magnetostatics, Maxwell's Equations, wave propagation in uniform media, the reflection and transmission of plane waves, guided waves, radiation
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.
Percentage of Course
|1. Electrostatics and Magnetostatics||25%||a. Gauss's law in differential form and applications||b. Poisson's equation, Laplace's equation and applications||c. Magnetic forces and torque, Biot-Savart Law||d. General forms of Gauss's law and Ampere's law|
|2. Electromagnetic wave propagation, polarization, and loss||25%||a. Maxwell's equations applied to electromagnetic waves||b. Propagation in conducting and dielectric media||c. Types of electromagnetic wave polarization||d. Propagation and power flow in lossy media|
|3. Electromagnetic wave reflection and transmission||30%||a. Boundary conditions for time-varying fields||b. Normal/oblique reflection and transmission, Snell's law||c. Waveguides and propagation modes|
|4. Radiation and antennas||10%||a. Hertzian dipole and power density||b. Antenna radiation characteristics|
|5. Applications: Optical fibers, resonators, half-wave dipole, etc.||10%|