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Supplementary Textbook (Popović,
and B. Popović) 
Introductory
Electromagnetics: Practice, Problems
and Labs
(Rev. 04122012) 
In this course, you will be
introduced to the behavior of electromagnetic fields, and will see some of
the ways in which they are used in electrical engineering. The text is Electromagnetics, by B. Notaroš. A scanned copy of the supplementary
text, Introductory Electromagnetics, by Z.
Popović, and B. Popović is freely available in PDF format for
download (be sure to check the errata file for a list of all known
corrections to the text). The additional
volume Introductory Electromagnetics: Practice, Problems and
Labs by Z. Popović, and B. Popović contains full or partial
solutions to some of the problems, and may also be downloaded. This file
has incorporated all known corrections up to the present time.
The following books are put on
reserve at the Engineering Library:
CU Engineering Fellows (fellows.colorado.edu) may offer review and study sessions for this course if interest is expressed.
Your grade for the course will be determined as follows (the value of your weakest hour or final exam will be reduced by 5%):
Homework 
20% 
2 Hour Exams 
25% each 
Final Exam 
30% 
Additional Credit 
05% 
To pass the course your cummulative score must be above 60%. Specifically, your grade will be assigned according to the following score table:
Cummulative Score  Final Grade 
93100  A 
9092.9  A 
8589.9  B+ 
8084.9  B 
7579.9  B 
7074.9  C+ 
6569.9  C 
6064.9  C 
5059.9  D 
<50  F 
I expect that you will abide by all University expectations of academic integrity. Please read the information on this, as well as on disabilities, religious observances and standards of behavior.
Please
read the assigned section of the book prior to each lecture. Use office
hours to clear all possible questionmarks you may have.
Homework assignments are due every Friday in the lecture unless indicated to the contrary on the calendar below. Late homework is not accepted. You can turn homework in early by sliding them under my door. If you have questions about the grading of your homework, please contact the grader (see the top of the page) by email or during his office hour to resolve your question. Only if the issue cannot be resolved between you and the grader should you bring the question to me.
There will be two inclass (50 minute) hour exams. The exams are closedbook and closednotes, and are combination of theoretical questions and problems. No extra notes and no calculators for the theoretical part (30min); however, for the problem solving part (20min) you will be allowed to bring one 8˝" by 11" sheet of notes and a calculator. The study questions and problems will be sent a week before the test. The final exam is 2.50 hours and is also a combination of theoretical questions and problems. The first part (theory) is closed notes; for the second part (problems) you may bring two 8˝" by 11" sheet(s) of notes and a calculator. The schedule of exams is listed in the calendar. Currently planned dates are March 3 and April 14, 2017, but these are subject to minor changes if circumstances warrant. The final exam (2˝ hours long) will be held the week of May 8th. The final exam will be cumulative, but with emphasis on the final third of the course. Thus, half of the questions on the final exam will be on chapters 17 of the text, and the other half will be on the material from chapters 812.
If you have 3 or 4 final exams on the same day, you need to see the instructor(s) of the course(s) that have their final exams in the third (and possibly fourth) time slots of that day in a timely manner, to make arrangements to take those exams on a different day in accordance with University rules. The official deadline for doing so will be posted.
The calendar below gives a day by day list of lecture topics, reading and homework assignments. It is student's responsibility to check this page for all assignments, and to be prepared appropriately.
Refer
to lecture and reading assignment schedule for
lecture topics and homework assignments. HW = Homework due that day.
Problems numbered x.x are taken from the text (Notaroš); problems
numbered Px.x are taken from the supplementary text (Popović and
Popović).
Homework assignments will not be changed when there is less than one
week until they are due; otherwise they may be changed as needed. If you
like to do homework well ahead of time, be warned of this and check
before turning in your assignment that you have done the correct
problems.
NO CLASSES 
18

20 Lecture 2 HW: 1.2, 1.6 Grader: Carlos Mulero camu2802@colorado.edu 

23 

25 Lecture 4 

27 Lecture 5 HW: 1.10, 1.21, 1.29, 1.30 
30 Lecture 6 
1 Lecture 7 
3 Lecture 8 HW: 1.34, 1.44, 1.58, 1.60 



10 HW: 1.77, 1.80, 1.87, 1.89 

13 

15 

17 HW: 1.47, 2.4, 2.8, 2.18 
20 
22 Lecture 16 
24 Lecture 17 HW: 

27


HW: 

3 Hour Exam #1 Covers material through Lecture 16 



10 HW: 3.7, 3.26, 4.2, 4.10 

13

15

17 HW: 4.24, 5.10, 6.12, 6.16 

20 
22 
24 HW: 

SPRING BREAK

3 Lecture 29 

5 Lecture 30 

HW: 
10 Lecture 32 

12 HW: 

14 Covers material through Lecture 26 
17


19


21 HW:

24 Lecture 37  26 Lecture 38  28 Lecture 39 HW: 

3 Lecture 41 

5 Lecture 42 LAST DAY OF CLASSES 

Lecture No. 
Topic 
Reading Assignment [from text (BN) or Supplementary Textbook (PP)] 
Introduction 
NONE 

Coulomb's Force Laws 
BN, sections 1.1; PP, Chapters 1 and 2  
Electric Fields 
BN, sections 1.21.4; PP, sects. 3.13.3  
Computing E fields from charge distributions 
BN, section 1.5 

Field lines; The electrostatic potential 
BN, sections 1.61.8 

E from the potential 
BN, sections 1.91.10 

More examples on potential; Introduction to Gauss' Law 
BN, section 1.12 

Using Gauss' Law 
BN section 1.13 

Gauss' Law Examples; Conductors 
BN sections 1.161.17; PP section
6.2 

Conductors in Electrostatic Field; Electrostatic Shielding 
BN section 1.18 

Electrostatic Images 
BN section 1.21 

Dielectrics 
BN sections 1.11, 2.12.2 and 2.17 

Polarization 
BN sections 2.32.4 

Generalized Gauss' law; Boundary conditions 
BN sections 2.52.9 

Capacitance, Electrostatic Coupling 
BN sections 2.122.14 

Electrostatic Energy 
BN section 2.152.16 

Steady Current in Conductors 
BN sections 3.13.4 

Resistors and Electrodes 
BN sections 3.53.6, 3.8, 3.11 and
3.13 

Amper's Law; The Magnetic Field; BiotSavart Law 
BN sections 4.14.3 

Ampere's Law  BN section 4.4 

More Ampere's Law; Gauss's Law for B  BN sections 4.5 and 4.8 

Magnetization and Ampere's Law  BN sections 5.1 and 5.35.4 

Magnetic Material Properties  BN sections 4.11, 5.2 and 5.5 

Electromagnetic Induction; Faraday's Law  BN sections 6.16.7; PP, section 14.2 

Mutual and Self Inductance  BN sections 7.17.3 

Magnetic Field Energy; Magnetic Applications 
BN sections 7.47.5 

27  Displacement Current; Integral and Differential Forms of Maxwell's Equations  BN sections 8.18.4 
28  TimeHarmonic (Phasor) Form of Maxwell's Equations  BN sections 8.68.8 
29  Linearly Polarized Plane Waves  BN sections 9.19.4 
30  Skin Effect  BN sections 9.109.11; PP, chapter 20 
31  Poynting's theorem  BN sections 8.118.12 
32  Introduction to Transmission Lines; Waves on a Uniform TL  BN sections 12.112.3 
Reflection of Waves on a TL 
BN sections 12.412.5  
Reflection of Plane Waves (Normal Incidence)  BN sections 10.110.2  
Impedance of Loaded TLs  BN section 12.6 

36  TL Examples and VSWR 
none 
More TLs 
BN sections 12.1312.14  
More TLs 
none


More TLs 
none 

More TLs 
none  
More TLs 
none 

42 
EM Wave Applications  PP sections 25.2 and 25.3 
A "student version" of a program which can numerically solve (among other things) electrostatic and magnetostatic field problems. This version is limited as to problem size, but is free.
Windows Freeware. From the website: "Create your graphs for scientific publication with XLPlot. It reads ascii files and it outputs a vector drawing. XLPlot is for Windows 95,98, 2000 and XP. The primary purpose of XLPlot is to create a figure for scientific publication rapidly. It contains a few basic statistical functions, such as Students ttest and linear correlation of two sets of data (two columns in a spreadsheet). XLPlot has a number of builtin functions that can be fitted to the data in columns on a spreadsheet or to a curve in a graph. The user can easily add fitting functions of his own design.Additional options are Fourier Transformation, (de)convolution and Matrix inversion." It is a modest piece of software that does a surprising number of tasks well.
Another freeware plotting program for Windows, concentrating on the display of functions. This one can do 3D (surface) plots. It has some animation capabilities as well.
A freeware numerical mathematics program similar in many ways to Matlab. It is available for Windows, Linux, Unix and OS/2 (this latter is no longer maintained). May be worth a look, though I haven't really used it myself.
A free mathematical software package for various Unix flavors and for Windows, somewhat more advanced in capabilities than Euler. It aims to do many of the same things as Matlab. From its website: "Scilab is a scientific software package for numerical computations in a userfriendly environment. It features:
Elaborate data structures (polynomial, rational and string matrices, lists, multivariable linear systems,...).
Sophisticated interpreter and programming language with Matlablike syntax.
Hundreds of builtin math functions (new primitives can easily be added).
Stunning graphics (2d, 3d, animation).
Open structure (easy interfacing with Fortran and C via online dynamic link).
Many builtin libraries:
Linear Algebra (including sparse matrices, Kronecker form, ordered Schur,...).
Control (Classical, LQG, Hinfinity,...).
Package for LMI (Linear Matrix Inequalities) optimization.
Signal processing.
Simulation (various ode's, dassl,...).
Optimization (differentiable and nondifferentiable, LQ solver).
Scicos, an interactive environment for modeling and simulation of dynamical systems.
Metanet (network analysis and optimization).
Symbolic capabilities through Maple interface.
Parallel Scilab."
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