Fall 2015 and Spring 2016
Required for EE; Elective for CE
ECE 381A -- Introductory Electromagnetics (3 units)
Description: Electrostatic and magnetostatic fields; Maxwell's equations; introduction to plane waves, transmission lines, and sources.
Grading: Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E
Ulaby, Fawwaz T. and Umberto Ravaioli. Fundamentals of Applied Electromagnetics. 7th ed. Pearson. 2014.
Course Learning Outcomes:
By the end of this course, the student will be able to:
- Perform vector calculus operations such as the gradient, the divergence and the curl.
- Identify and list Maxwell's equations in time domain, as well as associated boundary conditions.
- Apply Coulomb's law to find the force on a charge caused by other charges.
- Apply Gauss' law to determine the electric field caused by a simple charge distribution.
- Calculate the electrostatic potential of simple charge distributions.
- Explain the effects of conducting and dielectric materials on field quantities.
- List the boundary conditions for the electric field vectors on the interface of two different materials.
- Calculate the energy stored in an electrostatic field.
- Identify Poisson's and Laplace's equations and solve them to find electrostatic potentials and fields.
- Calculate the capacitance for basic configurations that reduce to one-dimensional systems.
- Apply the method of images to find electrostatic potentials and fields of simple charge distributions above perfect conductors.
- Describe the conservation of charge and Ohm's laws and write them in vector calculus format.
- Apply Ampere's force law to calculate the force between constant currents of simple configurations.
- Apply the Biot-Savart law to calculate the magnetic flux density caused by a simple current configuration.
- Apply Ampere's law to calculate the magnetic field produced by simple current configurations.
- Identify the magnetostatic potential and flux.
- Identify and list different magnetic materials.
- Transmission lines
- Time-varying fields and Maxwell's equations
- Uniform plane waves in lossless and lossy media
- Radiated waves
Three, 50-minute lectures per week
One, 50-minute discussion
Relationship to Student Outcomes:
ECE 381A contributes directly to the following specific Electrical and Computer Engineering Student Outcomes of the ECE department:
- an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering (High)
- an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability and sustainability (Low)
- an ability to identify, formulate and solve engineering problems (High)
- an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility (Low)
- an ability to communicate effectively (Low)
- a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning (Low)
- a knowledge of contemporary issues (Medium)
- an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice (High)
Dr. Richard W. Ziolkowski