Credits: 3


Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C- in ENEE380; and permission of ENGR-Electrical & Computer Engineering department.
Restriction: Must be in Engineering: Electrical program.
The electromagnetic spectrum: Review of Maxwell's equations; the wave equation potentials, Poynting's theorem, relationship between circuit theory and fields; propagation of electromagnetic waves in homogeneous media and at interfaces; transmission line theory, waveguides, radiation and antennas.

Semesters Offered

Fall 2017, Spring 2018, Summer 2018, Fall 2018, Spring 2019, Summer 2019, Fall 2019

Learning Objectives

  • Application of Maxwell's equations to practical situations
  • Understand how electromagnetic waves propagate in unguided and guides media and through interfaces
  • Understand the concept of impedance
  • Understand how the electromagnetic waves are generated and received by antennas

Topics Covered

  • Faraday's Law
  • Maxwell's equations
  • Equations Wave Equations
  • Time-Harmonic Fields
  • Plane Waves Power Flow
  • Transmission Lines
  • General T.L. Equations
  • Wave Behavior in Finite Length T.L.
  • Transients in T.L's
  • Smith Chart
  • Transmission lines Impedance Matching
  • Waves in Guiding Structures
  • Parallel-Plate Waveguides
  • Rectangular Waveguides
  • Circular Waveguides
  • Dielectric Waveguides
  • Cavity Resonators
  • Dipole Radiation
  • Antenna Patterns
  • Antenna Arrays