Intermediate Electromagnetics
Technical Elective for ECE
Catalog Data: 

ECE 482A -- Intermediate Electromagnetics (3 units)
Description:  The goal of this course is to understand Maxwell’s equations and to apply them to the solution of simple practical problems connected with electromagnetic fields and waves. The students are expected to acquire a working knowledge of the basic concepts of electromagnetism and to be able to design simple components like rectangular waveguides.

Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.

Usually offered:  Fall

ECE 381A

Fundamentals of Engineering Electromagnetics by David K. Cheng, Addison-Wesley, 1994

Course Learning Outcomes: 

By the end of this course, the student will understand:

  1. Maxwell’s equations
  2. Static and stationary fileds
  3. Time-varying fields
  4. Electromagnetic waves
  5. Waveguides
  6. Cavity resonators
  7. Magnetic materials.
Course Topics: 
  • Maxwell’s equations
  • Time-varying fields
  • Electromagnetic waves
  • Waveguides
  • Cavity resonators 
  • Antennas
  • Static and stationary fields
  • Magnetic materials
Class/Laboratory Schedule: 

Two 75-minute lecture sessions per week.

Relationship to Student Outcomes: 

a) an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering (High)
c) 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  (Medium)
e) an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems (High)
g) an ability to communicate effectively (Medium)
h) the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global,
    economic, environmental, and societal context  (Medium)
k) an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for
    engineering practice.  (High)

Prepared by: 
Dr. Miklos Szilagyi
Prepared Date: 

University of Arizona College of Engineering