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ENEE380 Electromagnetic Theory

Course Description:  Introduction to electromagnetic fields. Coulomb's law, Gauss's law, electrical potential, dielectric materials capacitance, boundary value problems, Biot-Savart law, Ampere's law, Lorentz force equation, magnetic materials, magnetic circuits, inductance, time varying fields and Maxwell's equation.

Prerequisite(s): MATH241; PHYS270/271; ENEE205

Corequisite(s): None

Course Objectives:

  • Understand Maxwell's equations
  • Understand electromagnetic fields, charges, currents
  • Applications of 3-dimensional calculus
  • Understand basic units (charge, voltage, physical understanding of these terms)
  • Understand field concept underlying common electrical components (e.g., inductors, transistors)

Topics Covered:

  • Electromagnetic Model, Vector Analysis Review
  • Coulomb's law and electric field
  • Gauss's law and applications
  • Electric potential
  • Conductors and dielectrics in static electric field
  • Electric flux density and dielectric constant
  • Boundary conditions for electrostatic fields
  • Capacitance and Capacitors
  • Electrostatic energy and forces
  • Poisson's and Laplace's equations and uniqueness
  • Method of images
  • Boundary-value problems
  • Current density and ohm's law
  • Kirchhoff's voltage and current laws
  • Joule's law, boundary conditions, resistance
  • Magnetostatics in free space
  • Vector magnetic potential, Biot-Savart law
  • Magnetic dipole, magnetization
  • Magnetic field intensity, magnetic circuits
  • Magnetic materials, boundary conditions, inductance
  • Magnetic energy, magnetic forces, torque
  • Time varying fields and Maxwell's equations introduction