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EEC130B – Introductory Electromagnetics II

4 units – Spring Quarter

Lecture: 3 hours

Discussion: 1 hour

Prerequisite: EEC 130A

Grading: Letter.

Catalog Description:

Plane wave propagation in lossy media, reflections, guided waves, simple modulated waves and dispersion, and basic antennas.

Expanded Course Description:

Plane Wave Propagation in Unbounded Media

  1. Maxwell’s equations
    1. Wave propagation in free space
    2. Wave propagation in general media
    3. Energy flow and the Poynting vector
    4. Polarization
  2. Reflection and transmission of waves
    1. Boundary conditions
    2. Various media at normal incidence
    3. Various media at oblique incidence
    4. Power flow at an interface
    5. Standing waves
    6. Plane waves at multiple interfaces
  3. Waveguides
    1. Waveguide condition
    2. Parallel plate metallic waveguide
    3. Symmetric dielectric planar waveguide
    4. Rectangular metallic waveguide
  4. Radiation
    1. Scalar and vector potential
    2. Radiation from time-varying charges
    3. Radiation from Hertxian Dipole
    4. Radiation gain and radiation resistance
    5. Radiation from arrays of Hertzian dipoles
  5. Group Velocity and Dispersion
    1. Phase and group velocity
    2. The origins of material and waveguide dispersion
    3. Dispersion examples


  1. J. Kraus, Electromagnetics, McGraw-Hill.

Relationship to Outcomes:

Students who have successfully completed this course should have achieved:

Course Outcomes ABET outcomes
An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering A
An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice. K


Professional Component:

Engineering Breadth

Engineering Science: 4 credits
Engineering Design: 0 credit