EEC230 – Electromagnetics
3 units – Fall Quarter
Lecture: 3 hours
Prerequisite: EEC 130B
Grading: Letter; homework (70%) and exam (30%).
Maxwell’s equations, plane waves, reflection and refraction, complex waves, waveguides, resonant cavities, and basic antennas.
Expanded Course Description:
To impart a rigorous understanding of plane wave and guided wave propagation and manipulation. To provide thorough preparedness for applications of electromagnetics to devices in microwaves, lasers and other high frequency devices.
- Maxwell’s Equations-Time Varying Fields-Conservation Laws
- Faraday’s Law, Displacement Current, Maxwell’s Equation
- Plane Waves, Energy Density, Poynting Theorem
- Boundary Conditions for Fields
- Vector and Scalar Potentials
- Plane Wave Propagation and Reflection
- Waves in Lossy Media
- Reflection and Refraction at a plane interface
- Waves in Layered Media
- Complex Nonuniform Waves
- Complex Wave Classification
- Backward and Forward Leaky Waves
- Trapped Surface Waves
- Zenneck Waves, Plasmons
- Waveguides and Resonant Cavities
- General Formulation
- Group and Energy Velocities
- Rectangular Waveguides
- Circular Metal and Dielectric Waveguides
- Resonant Cavities
- Retarded Potentials
- Linear Antennas
- Antenna Arrays
- Fields and Waves in Communication Electronics, Second Edition. S. Ramo, J. R. Whinnery and Th. vanDuzer, John Wiley & Sons, 1984.
- Electromagnetic Wave Propagation, Radiation and Scattering, Akira Ishimara, Prentice-Hall, 1991.(Text can be 1 or 2 with selected readings)
ABET Category Content:
Engineering Science: 3 credits
Engineering Design: 0 credit
Course has minimal overlap with existing electromagnetic courses at UCD.
Last revised: September 2001