||ECEN 3400 (3). Electromagnetic Fields and Waves.
Electromagnetic fields are covered at an introductory level, starting with
electrostatics and continuing with DC current, magnetostatics, time-varying
magnetic fields, waves on transmission lines, Maxwell's equations and the
basics of plane waves. The use of fields in inductors, capacitors, resistors,
transformers, and energy and power concepts are studied.
Credits and Design
||3 credit hours. Required core course for EE program,
selected elective course for ECE program.
PHYS 1120, Physics 2
Circuits as Systems
Restricted to juniors/seniors.
||Dejan Filipovic, Albin Gasiewski, Edward Kuester,
Robert McLeod, Zoya Popovic.
||Zoya Popovic and Branko D. Popovic, Modern
Introductory Electromagnetics, Prentice Hall, 2000, ISBN-13
For students to:
- Understand the behavior of electromagnetic fields and ways in which
they are used in electrical engineering, including their relationship
to circuit theory.
- Understand quantitatively such concepts as charges, capacitance,
inductance, Faraday's law (transformers, motors, and generators),
transmission lines, and wave propagation and reflection.
- To be prepared for potential follow-on study in electromagnetics,
microwaves, optics, power engineering, wireless communications, and
After taking this course students will be able to recognize and use
the following concepts, ideas, and/or tools:
- Coulomb’s and Gauss’ laws: Application to basic electrostatic problems
- Lorentz force law: Field concepts for action at a distance
- Capacitance: Electrostatic forces, polarization, and dielectric materials
- Resistance: Material conductivity and current density
- Biot-Savart and Gauss’ laws: Application to basic magnetostatic problems
- Faraday’s law of induction: Application to transformers, motors, generators, magnetic circuits
- Inductance: Magnetostatic forces, polarization, and magnetic materials
- Transmission lines: TEM wave propagation and reflection
- Maxwell’s equations: Plane wave propagation, transmission, and reflection
- History of electromagnetics
- Coulomb’s & Ampere’s force laws, field concept and field lines
- Charge distributions, electrostatic potential
- Electric flux and Gauss’ electric law
- Electric forces and energy
- Polarization and dielectrics
- Conductors, surfaces charges, and image theory
- Dipoles, dipole forces and torques
- Laplace’s and Poisson’s equations
- Conductivity and resistance
- Biot-Savart and Ampere’s laws
- Magnetic flux and Gauss’s magnetic law
- Current distributions
- Magnetization and magnetic materials
- Torque and magnetic force
- Induction and Faraday’s law, Lenz’ law
- Inductance, transformers (solenoids, toroids), motors, and generators
- Magnetic circuits
- Magnetic forces and energy
- Transmission lines (coaxial)
- Time domain wave propagation and reflection
- Frequency domain wave propagation and reflection, attenuation
- Reflection and transmission coefficients, Smith charts
- Maxwell’s equations, Poynting theorem and power flow
- Phasors, plane waves, propagation constant, wavelength, and velocity
- Polarization, TM and TE modes, reflection, Snell’s law, Brewster angle
- Lossy dielectrics, skin effect
- EM radiation and dipole antennas
Last revised: 05-13-11, PM, ARP.