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, Spring 2020, Summer 2020, Fall 2020, Spring 2021, Summer 2021, Fall 2021

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